Tag Archives: garlic

Strawberry Jam and Fra Diavolo Sauce

“Then Pa’s face beamed and he opened a small paper sack. It was full of crackers. He set it on the table, and he unwrapped and set beside it a glass jar full of little green cucumber pickles.” –Little House on … Continue reading

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Pickled Green Tomato and Mozz Sandwich

This past week I was trolling the neighborhood, looking for a good lunch spot, when I stumbled upon Brooklyn Larder.  This fantastic little provision shop has cured meats, a variety of cheeses, local ice creams, brews and really great looking … Continue reading

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Stuffed summer squash

Oy the NYC heat is excruciating… sure, the thermometer says 100 degrees, but it is more like 150 degrees when you factor in the car exhaust, rotting trash, Fulton Street Russian bath house, the list goes on… So naturally it made … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetables with Sauce Verte

My how quickly the years go, another Bastille Day come and gone.  But don’t worry it’s not too late to celebrate with this quick, flavorful green sauce and summer veg! Traditionally “sauce verte” is a mayonnaise based sauce with various … Continue reading

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Bruschetta Pasta

Who wants to spend hours slaving in a hot kitchen in the summer? Horrible. This fresh and delicious pasta recipe is one of my favorite go-to quick and easy summer meals. After a long journey home from a lovely wedding … Continue reading

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Taco Night

What meal is both cheap AND interactive? Tacos of course. It is always so much fun to make a taco exactly how you like it (EXTRA sour cream, cheese and hot sauce pour moi…), and since the ingredients are so … Continue reading

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Black Bean Soup

Full disclosure, sometimes this girl on a budget’s idea of a cheap dinner is opening a bottle of wine and calling it a night.  But I’m supposed to be an adult now and drinking your dinner is neither classy nor … Continue reading

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“Triple B” Brussels Sprouts

I speak for Amy as well when I say we had a bit too much fun on Cinco (y seis… y siete) de Mayo… so naturally come Sunday afternoon bourbon seemed like a reeeaaally bad ingredient choice. Late Sunday afternoon I … Continue reading

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Ramp and New Potato Soup

I still can’t get over seeing “Hide ya ramps, hide ya leeks” on twitter last week… hysterical (don’t get the reference? click here). After doing a quick internet search on “Ramp Recipes” I came across an Emeril concoction: Baby Ramp and New … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi over Fettucini

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a sham. I like to call myself a foodie, but in my entire life I have never cooked any creature from the sea. Recently, I’ve been trying a scallop here, some flaky … Continue reading

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