Archive for the 'Recipes' Category

I think I can

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

For those of you who know us well, or even know us a little, you know that Jim is the chef of the family. Jim loves to cook and is quite good at it. If I were to count up the number of times I have cooked a meal in the last 4 years, I […]

Walnut-Cranberry Pork Tenderloin

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

It wasn’t long ago that nobody served pork tenderloin at home. It was always sidelined by its larger, white-meat sibling, the pork loin. Tenderloin is gaining in popularity though, evident from its recent prominence in the meat cooler of your local supermarket. It deserves the attention. It’s a tastier cut and it shape allows you […]

Veggie Lasagna

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

I’ve adapted this recipe from one that uses a beef ragu. If you would like it with some meat, replace the eggplant and mushrooms with a pound of ground beef. Truthfully, you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart.
Ingredients
For the ragu… 2 tablespoons oil 3/8 cup celery (~3 stalks), finely chopped 3/8 cup onion […]

Simple Guacamole

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

Don’t fool around. Senorita Avocado is more fun when you have her all to yourself (almost).
Ingredients
2 avocadosjuice of 1 lime5-6 healthy squirts of Tabasco saucesalt and freshly ground pepper (white pepper, if you have it)
Directions
Peel and dice the avocados and mash it all together with a fork. That’s it. Don’t worry about making it too […]

Kick-Ass Carrot Soup

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

I like cream soups. What’s not to like? This recipe is nice and spicy, but smooth as silk. Really easy too.
Ingredients
2 pounds carrots2-3 leaks4 celery stalks1 sweet potato2-3 tablespoons butter1 teaspoons nutmeg (freshly ground)1 3-inch piece of fresh ginger (grated)7 cups chicken stocksalt and freshly ground pepper1 cup cream
DirectionsÂ
The vegetables should be pealed and […]