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Grilled Duck with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Early Season Barbecue

We have been talking about breaking in the new grill for weeks now, but the weather and/or our schedules have not been cooperative.  Over the weekend that finally changed and so grilling season has officially started here at the Bucarpenter household.  I had a couple of fully-cooked half ducks from Maple Leaf Farms and I […]

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Rosemary-Apricot Mustard

Rosemary-Apricot Mustard

Homemade condiments might seem like a hassle, but because they store well when refrigerated, things like homemade mustard and ketchup are really great kitchen projects.  You control all of the ingredients and the flavors are really superior to most things you can buy from a store.  Making homemade mustard is really easy and the only […]

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Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

The primary thing that makes something “junk food” is the degree of separation from foodstuffs in their whole states.  If you love fries, eat fries–just make them yourself, and don’t feel bad about eating them.  Most commercially-produced fries are multiple steps away from the whole potato, and usually fried in oils that you might want […]

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Chicken with Italian Plums

Chicken with Italian Plums

Italian plums are one of my favorite fruits, and they have a relatively short season, so grab them when you can.  I probably love the dusky, deep color as much as the flavor. Stack them in a bowl, and they make a beautiful centerpiece.  Also called “prune” plums (because yes, these are dried and sold […]

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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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