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Pan-Seared Halibut with Fresh Matsutakes and Sea Scallops

Pan-Seared Halibut with Fresh Matsutakes and Sea Scallops

Every now and then there appears food that is so intrinsically beautiful that you almost cannot eat it.  I am not talking about fancy cupcakes or sugar sculptures here, just stunningly lovely raw ingredients.  Lately I have been a little obsessed with making sea scallop ceviche–slivers of raw scallop, simply tossed with fresh lime juice, […]

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Asparagus with White Balsamic Strawberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

Asparagus with White Balsamic Strawberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

As previously mentioned, I love asparagus.  When it is in season I partake of it several times a week.  My favorite way to cook asparagus is to trim the stalks, toss with a little olive oil, and cook them on the outdoor grill until slightly charred.  That was my plan for this batch, but an […]

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Leek and Chanterelle Bread Pudding

Leek and Chanterelle Bread Pudding

Remember those chanterelles?  Well this was the last of them.  I did dehydrate some so that we can enjoy them later on: This is a savory bread pudding that we ate with a salad for a complete meal, but of course it would also work well as a side dish.  If you want to up […]

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Lentil and New Potato Moussaka

Lentil and New Potato Moussaka

Moussaka is a classic Greek dish that typically layers olive-oil softened slices of eggplant with a meat sauce and a topping of egg-enriched bechamel.  We had a number of small eggplants accumulated from the CSA, so I decided to do a lighter, vegetarian version for the evening meal.   This recipe is easy but it […]

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Adventures in Gardening

If you have been following along with our story, you will recall that Harrison put together a mini greenhouse several weeks ago, and there was much rejoicing.  We immediately seeded the ground with some cold-weather crops–radishes, various types of lettuce, and some spinach.  We watered and waited patiently and were thrilled when a huge flush […]

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