All posts tagged: summer

Artichoke Stuffed Artichokes

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In the Kitchen / rice & grain / vegetables

When it starts to warm up, and spring is in full swing, we dine alfresco. Our tiny house doesn’t have a dining room, and our “table for two” is never large enough for the number of people eating on any given day. So we take it outside. Eating outside is wonderful but has some drawbacks; like keeping hot things hot. This is why I shift my cooking to things that are best served at ambient […]

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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chicken & poultry / In the Kitchen

My last meal would definitely include fried chicken. To me, it invokes warm summer nights, picnic loaded convertibles driven by dapper gents, and running barefooted at the shore. Grand times and a happy childhood. Forget the trimmings. Serve me up a crispy breast, a slather of honey & leave me in my memories. Buttermilk Fried Chicken 1 whole fryer chicken–cut into parts (or 8-10 of your fave pieces) Tabasco buttermilk 2 cups flour 1/4 tsp […]

“Sun Dried” Tomatoes

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In the Garden / In the Kitchen / summer

Our first tomatoes to ripen this season were our Romas. Unfortunately, they ripened while we were away from home. By the time I picked them they had shriveled on the vine. Handfuls upon handfuls of tomatoes baking in the sun. Going from sun-kissed to heat stroke in my absence. Solar energy had zapped my tomatoes. Once picked, I sliced each tomato in half, placed them cut side up on a sheet pan and sprinkled with […]