Month: June 2012

Boozy Kumquat Marmalade

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In the Kitchen / jams & jellies

It is a thousand degrees in my kitchen. So warm I keep the lights off; somehow believing darkness=cool. Not. Really. Working. Yesterday Mike and I did a drive by pick off. You see, the day before, we were at my brother’s new home and I noticed a line of kumquat trees. My brother didn’t know what they were, so i figured he wouldn’t mind if I took a handful or 10. Yesterday, while he was […]

Super Crispy Roasted Potatoes

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In the Kitchen / potatoes / vegetables

I realize this favorite isn’t homegrown, harvested, highbrow, organic, or local. I’m not even sure I can say something as clever as canned at the peak of freshness. But when you are craving crispy crunchy roasted potatoes without time to par boil and pre-roast, these are just the trick. Crispy Crunchy Roasted Potatoes canned whole potatoes–drained olive oil salt pepper Preheat the oven to 450F. Dry the potatoes thoroughly. Using a fork, score each potato […]

Cherry Marzipan Ice Cream

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desserts & sweets / ice cream / In the Kitchen

Recently, in an early morning whim, I dragged Mike to a far-off orchard to pick a bushel of cherries. As we stood in the shade of a tree, him reaching to higher branches, and I for the low hanging fruit; I, cherry stained and gleeful, half whispered “isn’t this just so much fun”. To which Mike responded, as he bent a branch to my reach; “No. This is torture, but i am happy you are […]