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Steaks and Sweet Potatoes

The End of Week Fifteen

I’m down Thirty-One Pounds. Victor is under 200 lbs for the first time since he quit smoking and is down six pant sizes. This has put a huge smile on my face. I haven’t cracked 200, yet, but I’m working on it! We’re both looking –...

Beets and Pears

There is a new batch of produce in the house! It was starting to look a bit bleak… I do pretty much weekly shopping and then figure out what I’m going to cook based upon what’s in the house. I have never been able to plan menus for the week b...

Cranberry Pepper Jam

Cranberry Pepper Jam

I headed out this morning to see about putting the garden to bed for the season – and found an...

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Potato Broccoli Pancakes

Growing up, I always had mashed potato pancakes. I really don’t remember ever having shredded ...

Eggplant and Shallots

Eggplant and Shallots

The eggplants are still coming in and I’ve been looking for more and different ways to cook th...

Leeks, Fennel, and Rice

Leeks, Fennel, and Rice

I really can’t count the number of times I cooked steaks for us and midway through dinner said...

Corn Two Ways

Corn Two Ways

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by my friend, the fresh cob of corn. Corn on the cob is suc...

Apples and Beets

Golden Beets and Apples

Victor started liking beets when he first had roasted golden beets. They were totally different than...

Tomatoes

Tomato Sauce

It seems the weather has finally started cooperating – we’re getting tomatoes! We went o...

fig sauce

Fresh Figs

Fresh figs have arrived – and my tummy is smiling! I picked up a small container of them, yest...

Ratatouille

Ratatouille From The Garden

We have achieved vegetables! Not a whole lot, but the zucchini and eggplant are looking good. Well&#...

Fig Bruschetta

Salads and Fig Bruschetta

Ya remember those over-priced figs I bought on Friday? They became Fig Bruschetta on Saturday! And t...

Summer Salads

It’s summertime. It’s noon and 95°F – that’s 35°C for the civilized world....

Artichokes

I brought home a couple of really nice artichokes, today. I am a big fan of artichokes. They were a ...