A Few Words About Charlie Trotter | Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweet Potato, Onions, and Kale Recipe

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Charlie Trotter died this morning. Suddenly, unexpectedly, and much, much younger than the age my husband is now. (shudder) Mr. Trotter is one of my culinary heroes, and I was very much hoping to meet him someday. [In brighter news, our White Silkie laid her first eggs this week.] You see, Charlie Trotter never went… 

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Sweet Corn Chowder with Roasted Vegetables, Garden Chives and Bolted Cilantro Recipe

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We all have a past life, don’t we? Or is it just me? Every now and again, I think about my past life. I lived in Oregon. It rained a lot. I was (mostly) miserable. And I was convinced I had nothing in common with the food growin’, chicken totin’ hippies that looked like mop dogs… 

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Knockin’ Off Whole Foods | Greek Orzo Salad

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Earlier this year, I found myself in a jam and wound up in the Whole Foods prepared foods section. Desperate to quickly feed a crowd, I purchased a 5-pound container of the Greek Orzo Salad. At $9.99/pound, plus tax, this was not a cheap box of… pasta. Really?! Fifty bucks for orzo?!

Zucchini, Onion and Goat Cheese Feta Frittata| July at the RGB

Zucchini, Onion and Goat Cheese Fritatta Breakfast

The grapes were ripe about fourteen minutes before the birds came and stole them all. Fortunately, they spared us the strawberries. And they ignored the blooming artichokes. With tomatoes coming in, we can now plan for gazpacho. There’s plenty of parsley to go around. Lastly, Meyer lemons and tangerines are target for December picking. ———–… 

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Perhaps the World’s Best Unorthodox Game-Day Dinner


Some days, I rock. Today is one of those days. It is one of those days because I successfully fueled a raging sports fan with a Game-Day Dinner revolving around spring onions. You heard me; spring onions. Not exactly what comes to mind when your intention is to serve “bar food” for a basketball game…. 

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The Kitchen Sink’s Liquid Gold

Garden Chicken Soup

Because we have our dog on a RAW diet, we go through a whole chicken every two days. With each whole chicken, Britta the Weimaraner gets the breast, legs, thighs and wings. We save the necks and backs for ourselves. So about every other weekend, when we have about 10 pounds of necks and backs… 

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Assisting Good Genetics | Brunelli Steak Dinner

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Roberto Maurice Brunelli likes steak, and today is his 90th birthday. In honor of this major milestone, we’re posting a steak dinner recipe. The below is one our typical protein/starch/vegetable dinners from this summer. It is by no means healthy, but it hits the spot for those steak and potato cravings. We hope that when… 

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Caramelized Onions

We’re big fans of caramelized onions. Below, a basic recipe. We use them on: cheeseburgers appetizer crostinis pizzettas steaks Click here to view a printable version of this recipe. Caramelized Onions ~ ~ Ingredients ~ 1 red or brown onion 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. sugar… 

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