Category Archives: Herbs

Rosemary and Juniper Brined Pork Chops

Growing up, pork chops were in the regular rotation of my mother’s go-to meals. They were definitely one of my favorites but I have no idea how she made them or why they were so good (she doesn’t remember doing … Continue reading

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Eggplant "Bruschetta" Sans Bread

This post is for everyone south of the border or living in a temperate climate where it still feels like summer on a good day and spring on a “cool” day. I have been meaning to give Deb of Smitten … Continue reading

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Fennel, Celery and Herb Salad

Whooosh! Hear that? It’s the sound of fall blowing into Southern California. The winds pick up, the air chills (a few degrees or so) and the sky gets threatening with dark clouds and sometimes spits a few rain drops on … Continue reading

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Cannelini Bean Crostini with Magic Herb Sauce

  Ummmmmm………….that would the sound of me speechless. When I read about Heidi’s Magic Sauce on 101 Cookbooks, I had no doubt it would be good. But really, words fail me. So amazingly good, that I probably should confess that … Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Until recently, roasted peppers were not high on my list of fun and exciting ingredients. Something about the smell of jarred peppers just did not sit right with me, along with their slimy texture. But after roasting ancho peppers to … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Allow me to introduce you to the one cult that most Minnesotans would unabashedly claim membership to: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. It is to Minnesota what BBQ is to Texas, a national obsession, if Minnesota was its only country. … Continue reading

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Herbed Ricotta Savory Tart

My new addiction is making fresh ricotta. I love it so much so let me count the ways.   One: It’s so easy to make and so gourmet tasting drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper.   Two: It … Continue reading

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