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  • Irish Wheaten Bread
    March 17, 2023

    Irish Wheaten Bread

    INGREDIENTS St Patrick's Day and we're longing for some of the Irish fare we don't get too often living in California. Like nearly all the recipes on this blog this is a very easy recipe to execute - no fancy...

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  • Hamachi Sliders
    August 24, 2022

    Hamachi Sliders

     The perfect summer delight! Light, nutritious, & packed with protein.  Ingredients   ½ pound fresh Hamachi, skin and bloodline removed Cucumber 1 tbsp chives, chopped Avocado  Ponzu sauce  Salt   Method Mash avocado in bowl with lime juice and salt...

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  • Butter Poached Lobster and Beet
    November 11, 2019

    Butter Poached Lobster and Beet

    The inspiration for this dish came from Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Per Se- considered two of the best restaurants in the United States. While we don't live in Maine and can't access lobster all the time we do...

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  • Rock Shrimp Pasta
    April 10, 2019

    Rock Shrimp Pasta

    INGREDIENTS Ingredients 1 pound Rock Shrimp, deveined, rinsed and patted dry 4 tomatoes, chopped (preferably seeded and skinned) 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 2 shallots, minced 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups dried penne pasta 2 tbsp. olive...

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  • Ricotta Dumplings with Peas
    March 30, 2019

    Ricotta Dumplings with Peas

      Ingredients 2 cups ricotta cheese (I like Bellwether Farms Sheep’s Milk Ricotta) 2 large egg yolks ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting ½ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish ¼ teaspoon ground pepper ⅛ teaspoon...

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  • Beef and Guinness Stew by Darina Allen
    March 17, 2019

    Beef and Guinness Stew by Darina Allen

    INGREDIENTS 900g lean stewing beef 3 tablespoons oil or dripping 2 tablespoons flour Salt, freshly ground pepper and cayenne 2 large onions (about 285g), coarsely chopped 1 large garlic clove, crushed (optional) 2 tablespoons tomato purée, dissolved in 4 tablespoons...

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  • Plin
    March 9, 2019


    We discovered this terrific dish when we attended the International Housewares Show in 2016 at a wonderful little restaurant called Osteria Langhe. It was recommended to us by a friend from our wine days, Brian Duncan and we'll be forever...

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  • Uncle Waltie's Quick Local Halibut Perfection
    February 16, 2019

    Uncle Waltie's Quick Local Halibut Perfection

    This delicious dish, I have to admit, was from a truly fantastic Valentine Dinner made by, non other than our resident chef, Mr CapaBunga, earlier this week! It was our first meal after a 3 day cleanse but still worked...

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