Monthly Archives: July 2013

 

Tomato and Onion Pie

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July 31, 2013

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There is nothing better than tomatoes.  I love walking to the garden and picking a sun-kissed tomato off the vine, sprinkle it with a little salt and bite into it, tasting the acidic sweetness and feel the juices run down my chin.  Or, I slice them and place them between two pieces of bread with gobs […]
 

Roasted Caprese Pasta

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July 26, 2013

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Sometimes, even though it’s the middle of a hot summer,  I want some comfort food.  Although I love grilled veggies and fruit, salads and fish, there comes that time when I just want a dish of pasta.  Typically this time of year is just too hot for that. We had two weeks of high temperatures […]
 

Seared Scallops with Blue Cheese and Bacon Risotto

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July 18, 2013

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No matter what I do in life, it seems it’s always better when bacon is involved.  There is just something about the sweet, salty, meaty combination that makes us all fall in love with it. I’m not even sure when and where I saw this recipe.  It might have been a posting from a local […]
 

Visiting Family

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July 16, 2013

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This last weekend was full of family and traveling.   It was also full of great restaurants and food.  I wasn’t able to cook anything but I had plenty of opportunities to go outside of the box and try some new things.  I was deliciously surprised at how wonderful everything tasted. Our first dinner out was at a place […]
 

Practice makes perfect

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July 9, 2013

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One of my favorite saying is from Julia Child, “Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.”  I try new things all the time and sometimes they come out pretty darn good and other times they can be a dismal failure.  But I find the more I do things, the better […]