Monthly Archives: May 2011

Beef Brisket in Crockpot

When I was last down at the farm in Virginia, Dad shoved a 2.4 pound slab of beef brisket into my cooler to take home. ACK! Whatta I do with this?  Old memories of Christmas dinners with our family neighbors … Continue reading

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Soft Shell Crab and Asparagus

It’s soft shell crab season!  Fresh from Maryland and environs!  This is a truly simple recipe. Ingredients: 2 softshell crabs (per person).  Be sure they are healthy and the fishmonger has cleaned them. Handful of thin asparagus per person – … Continue reading

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Laurel Ridge Farm Day

Early in the day last Saturday, I hung out with my compatriots at our Herb Study Group over our topic of “Foraging”, and I supplied the willing and unwilling with ideas for how to cook up Squirrel.  (It was a … Continue reading

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Into Each Life a Little gRain Must Fall

We had a bake sale to benefit a non-profit.  I bake (baked goods) about three times a year, but when I do so, I go as scratch as possible. I made multigrain cinnamon muffins.  With a few fancy ingredients.  And … Continue reading

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Belated Post of the May Day Pork Picnic Roast

Five of us turned up that day (May 1) for our annual potluck and celebration of Spring, along with our dance about the maypole.  Usually there’s more of us, but we’ll do as we do. I made pork picnic roast. … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day: Grapefuit Avocado Salad

Mother, who passed away ten years ago, enjoyed cooking alongside Dad. I figure, in her honor, to make one of her signature dishes today. This one is grapefruit avocado salad, and it’s simple. Take an equal number of pink grapefruit … Continue reading

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