Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grillin’ in Phoenix

I’m in Phoenix, in July.  I must be crazy.  Don’t let anyone fool you about dry heat.  Hot is Hot!  So tonight I decided to add insult to injury by cooking dinner for my Mom and siblings on the grill … Continue reading

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Airport Food

Today I am flying to Phoenix, family medical emergency, and I have an hour to kill in the Albuquerque airport and another hour waiting for my sister to arrive at the Phoenix airport.  All of this over the dinner hour.  So … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise

Cold salads are always good on a hot summer night.  Salade Nicoise is one of our favorites.  I make mine using the recipe from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1.   This book, and its companion Vol. 2 have … Continue reading

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Romance Breakfast

This morning we prepared breakfast for a couple who had booked the Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast Romance Your Sweetheart package.   The package includes flowers in the room, two wine glasses that I hand etch, and special romantic breakfast treats.  This morning we … Continue reading

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My Pan Overfloweth

I am all about trying new things in the kitchen.  And most of the time they turn out ok.  But today I wasn’t so lucky.  I like to make something sweet to go with the fruit course I serve to guests … Continue reading

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Homemade Chips

In a previous blog I wrote about a recipe we found for Strawberry Creme Fraiche Sherbet (we had it last night – it was fabulous!) and how adjacent to the recipe for the sherbet was a recipe for homemade potato chips.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Stuffed Trout

Yesterday I wrote about George starting the Strawberry Creme Fraiche Sherbet we will have for dessert tonight.  That left me no room to write about what I was making for dinner.  For some reason, on Friday I had a real craving for … Continue reading

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