Tag Archives: pistachios

Holiday Chocolate Bark

december 8, 2017

holiday chocolate bark

Given the choice : homemade treat made with love, or store bought. Tough choice, huh? Bet you got it right! The thrill of knowing someone has taken the time, and effort, to craft an edible gift just for you? Well, priceless. That’s what this recipe is all about.

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Steak and Blue Cheese Salad

may 26, 2017

steak and blue cheese salad

Warm weather meals can be so simple to prepare and often involve assembly only, with perhaps a little grilling or searing on the side. That’s what this meal is all about. Taking advantage of the local, the seasonal and the colorful, with some pre-meal searing of a versatile and very tasty cut of well-marbleized pasture raised beefsteak.  Continue reading

glazed rutabagas with pistachios

march 8, 2013

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Pity the poor rutabaga.  Mislabeled, misunderstood, underused and unappreciated.  Somewhat hesitant to list rutabaga as a solo agent on the menus of The Good Eats Company, I include it in, for examples, a creamy colorful root vegetable soup, and white balsamic glazed root vegetables.  Folks ask me what rutabaga tastes like, and I answer, for lack of better comparison, that it tastes like a cross between carrot and turnip.  But dear rutabaga is so much more than this simplistic description!  Carrot haters and turnip despisers may remember childhood battles at the dinner table, bargains struck with parents offering vegetables in earnest, and rejection in the form of a  tiny mouth set in a grim line and the Word : “NO”.  And so my answer seems less than adequate.

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