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Piel del Sapo Melon

I found a new melon at Gentile’s, today – a Piel del Sapo – also known as a Santa Claus Melon! It’s a casaba type melon and is a winter melon variety along with honeydew, Crenshaw, and Canary. From Specialty Produce: The melons resemble...

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Fresh Figs

Fresh figs have arrived – and my tummy is smiling! I picked up a small container of them, yesterday, with the sole intent of making a savory topping for steaks, tonight. I don’t often impulse-buy something with a definite purpose, but I knew I had ...

Pork Chops and Peaches

‘Tis the season… Stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots – they&...

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

I brought home a 4-pound package of strawberries. Four pounds. Like Victor and I could possibly eat ...

pork chops

Pork Chops and Apples

Dinner was definitely going to be pork chops, tonight. I had taken them out of the freezer at 3:30 t...

Banana Pound Cake Pudding

The problem with making desserts around here is there’s only two of us eating them. There come...

Fig and Onion Jam

We have friends from South Carolina stopping by, today. That means we have to cook. We’re doin...

Fig Tart

I just realized the danger of winging a recipe. Victor declared this tart to be one of the five best...

Tomatoes, Figs, and Sausage

I had a bit of an unexpected day off from work, today – I had to get nasty cancerous things cu...

Fig Peach Rugelach

If the Apocalypse ever happens, we’re going to have plenty of food in the basement! In just th...

Fig Jam

Last week was a whirlwind. It started with a company party and overnight in Philadelphia, brunch wit...

Chicken with Shaved Cantaloupe

This is a bit of a spin on a Bon Appetit recipe from the latest issue. Their recipe was for pork cut...

Cherry Upside-Down Polenta Cake

Ah… what to do with 2 pounds of fresh cherries… If you’re a normal person, you ju...

Summertime Cooking

One of the true joys of summer is the bounty of fresh fruit available. I’m one of those guys ...