Monthly Archives: July 2011

Doin’ the Can Can: Pickled Dill Cukes

Due to potential health hazards while canning, you gotta use real recipes.  At least until you are a true expert, and not just flying by the seat of one’s pants. I figure for a first go-round with water bath canning, … Continue reading

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Eggplant Pizzas

It’s now the season of the tomato!  I can eat them now!  They’re not cardboard!  And this year, I will be canning tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, and other things, since I now have a water bath canner going.  More on … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Marketing

I hit up two of these today:  I would have preferred to have visited my favorite, the one in Litchfield, but I had to go into work this morning and that’s the wrong direction.  So… I visited both the Danbury … Continue reading

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Beef Short Ribs

I don’t usually purchase beef, as I can get it from the farm in Virginia, and I don’t eat as much of it as I do things like lamb or seafood, because beef definitely needs to be grass-finished, but as … Continue reading

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Got Crabs? Almond Meal Battered Soft Shell Crabs

It’s soft shell crab season.   I had some almond meal left over from those grain-free and gluten-free muffins I made a while back, and decided to use it up. Soft shelled crabs Almond meal, enough to coat 1 egg (optional) … Continue reading

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Dijon Lamb Patties

1 pound ground lamb, preferably pastured 2 tablespoons quality Dijon mustard 1 heaping teaspoon quality capers 1 “late spring/early summer” onion (see next photo), diced small Ground pepper Red pepper flakes (optional) Lettuce Mix everything together except the lettuce, using … Continue reading

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Wild Raspberry Season

For breakfast: Raspberries, ad libitum. Simple recipe:  Go out into the back yard, where wild raspberries have taken over segments, and look for brilliantly-red fruits.  Pluck and eat. If you don’t bring them into the house, you don’t have to … Continue reading

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