Whiskey & Onion Beef Tri Tip

20180730_213052I had you at whiskey, didn’t I?

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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

20180727_152713I just came home from a week long camping trip vacation.  What was supposed to be a week long camping trip.  What was supposed to be a vacation.  Supposed to be.

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Tomato Stuffed Summer Squash

20180721_073324Talk to any experienced gardener and they will tell you that if you plant summer squash you will likely never starve.  So now the trick is to figure out what to do with all of them.  I’m here to help.

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Greek Sour Cherry Brandy

20180717_132446There are a few things that can be used to preserve food: salt, sugar, and dehydration.  And booze.  Ohhh yeah.

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Harvesting Grape Leaves

20180702_100425I have come to realize that so many of the foods I was **ahem** “not fond of” were ones that started with less than fresh ingredients.  Count dolmades, a Greek delicacy made with grape leaves, as one of them.

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Greek Green Beans with Tomatoes (Fasolakia)

20180712_212032This dish is a staple at many of our church functions.  I hated it when I was a kid.  Then someone made a simple change to the recipe.

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Peeling Peaches (Using Common Sense)

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The fuzz has got to go!  Give your peaches a quick rinse first.

Ah, common sense.  The ultimate tool in anyone’s arsenal, and yet the one that is the most under utilized.  Let’s change that.

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Summer Skies

20180709_193927The old saying “time heals old wounds” is a pretty good description of how my feelings towards summer have changed.  It’s still not my favorite season, but I’ve now made my peace with it.

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