Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day Menu

Happy Memorial Day!  We’re kicking off the summer season with a BBQ.  Smoked brisket, American potato salad, a green salad and for dessert, apricot sorbet. Now if only the weather would cooperate.  We’ve been planning this menu for the last … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese

Tomorrow we are celebrating Memorial Day with a southern themed meal.  George ia smoking a brisket and I’ll make American potato salad as a side.  We are starting with an appetizer of Pimento Cheese, a staple of the south.  I … Continue reading

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Grilled Trout – Revisited

Yesterday I wrote about the smoked trout recipe that I turned into a grilled trout recipe.  Here’s an update on the recipe: Six slices of bacon per trout is WAY too much bacon.  The same effect could be accomplished with two, … Continue reading

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Grilled Trout

The June/July issue of Saveur arrived this week.  The issue is dedicated to BBQ.  What a feast for the eyes.  In my past life I travelled a lot of this country and got to sample a lot of BBQ.  Makes my moth … Continue reading

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Family Meal Memories

Every once in a while I make one of my childhood favorites.  Especially if I have had a long or trying day as an innkeeper.  Tonight is one of those nights.  Tonight we are having sloppy joes.  This is a dish … Continue reading

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Spring Garden

At long last the stone work in the landscape is done and my garden has gone in.  And now we wait.  Planting this garden has been very different from my usual way of doing things.  Usually I go to the … Continue reading

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One Week, Three Continentents

This week we are travelling the world at dinner time.  Last night we covered Asia; our Gourmet Group prepared Japanese food, thanks to one couple who lived in Japan and had the authentic recipes.  Tonight I am making paella.  That covers Europe.  Tomorrow … Continue reading

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