Fresh Pumpkin Tart with Honey-Vanilla Bean Glaze

Fresh Pumpkin Tart with Honey-Vanilla Bean Glaze

This is great dessert for a “grown up” Halloween or harvest party–easy to eat with your fingers, not too sweet, and a little bit sophisticated.  The recipe makes two tarts and I cut one into a round and left the other in the out-of-the box puff pastry rectangular shape.  Either way you can cut these […]

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Grilled Flat Iron Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions

Grilled Flat Iron Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions

Those of you have have been reading along for a while know that I rarely post recipes for beef.  The reason for this is simple: we only eat meat if we feel confident about the way the animals have been raised, and that rules out the vast majority of meat produced in this country.  That’s […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Poached Eggs and Creole Mushroom Gravy

Fried Green Tomatoes with Poached Eggs and Creole Mushroom Gravy

Yes, I did just post a recipe for fried green tomatoes.  Is it my fault that there are so MANY green tomatoes?  This is a grain free, lower carb way to enjoy a kind of eggs benedict treat. The fried green tomatoes stand in for the typical English muffin, topped with poached eggs and an […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Tomato Relish (Gluten and Grain Free)

Fried Green Tomatoes with Fresh Tomato Relish (Gluten and Grain Free)

I am momentarily back in Indiana, the land of great tomatoes, and one of my favorite autumn treats is fried green tomatoes.  I made these gluten-and-grain free by using garbanzo flour, but the same technique works well with regular wheat flour.  Garbanzo flour is wonderful for frying foods and it is used in Indian restaurants […]

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Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds

Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds

This is a simple and elegant dish that you can make for a fast, after-work dinner, or plate it up for a special occasion.  Any kind of firm, white fish will work in place of the halibut, and you can swap out different fresh herbs for the tarragon.  This is more of a technique than […]

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Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Cooking is one of my primary passions, but it is closely matched by my love of gardening–certainly complimentary pastimes in that you often get to cook what you grow.  Living in Colorado has challenged my gardening muscles, as our arid and mercurial weather patterns test even the hardiest of plants.  One thing that does exceptionally […]

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