Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vichy Carrots

This classic French side dish is sometimes prepared with soda water, meant to emulate the bubbly water that comes out of the ground in Vichy. This is a great way to use purple carrots, which tend to be a bit … Continue reading

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This is the recipe for the carmels Heide Janssen made and shared at work this week. They are SO GOOD!!!   For the carmels, below is the base recipe.  For the flavors, I just added ingredients that sounded good. For … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Torte

I’ve been using this recipe from The Herbal Pantry, (Emelie Tolley/Chris Mead), for years, but now it’s all over the interwebs. Quite easy to make and nice for a party. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 12 ounces goat cheese 1/2 … Continue reading

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“Ocho” Salad

One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle is Ocho. Their lovely tapas selections make me so happy, though the bill tends to add up a bit, so I’ve recreated one of their dishes. It’s a simple butter lettuce salad with … Continue reading

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Chicken Gyro

I’ve been known to use cooked leftover chicken for this recipe. Simply shred or chop the chicken and then steep in the marinade cooked rather than raw as called for in the recipe. 4 servings Meat 1# boneless skinless chicken … Continue reading

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Spaghetti w/Pine Nuts

I eat this way more than I care to admit. 1# spaghetti 1/2 c pine nuts 6-8 oz. softened butter 1/2 c  grated Parmesean or similar Salt and pepper as needed Toast pine nuts. Cook spaghetti. Toss drained noodles with … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Pears and Sausages

This is a delicious simple meal. I used to make this one a lot, maybe it’s time for it to come back. It was in the Seattle Times in the mid 1990s. By Cece Sullivan 4 servings Mashed potatoes: 3 … Continue reading

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Pork Chops and Spaghetti

Classic 70s food. Mom used to make this in an electric frying pan…I mean who has one of those things anymore? The original had the vegetables pretty lightly cooked, but I caramelize the crap out of everything but the tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Those Damn* Pecan Ball Cookies

More from the family recipe box. For those not in the know, Nana is my mother’s mom, Alice Jean. AJ/Nana DID participate in the Domestic Arts, but at least in MY lifetime, it always seemed to be somewhat…how can I … Continue reading

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Beef Bourginonne

This is another one from the family treasury. I do not know if there is anything correct about this in a culinary sense, but it’s a classic, and it’s yummy. 3T olive oil 3# beef seasoned flour bouquet garni 18 … Continue reading

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