Archive for June, 2011

Raspberry, Very Nice!

Raspberry Streusel Pie

Golden Raspberries. Sweet and tart and perfect for pie. We threw two pints of berries, 1/4 cup raspberry jelly, and 2 tablespoons tapioca together into a prebaked pieshell. over with a favorite streusel recipe, 2 parts butter, 2 parts butter, and 5 parts sugar. Finish the streusel with a half cup of chopped nuts. In this pie we used hulled hemp seeds. Good Stuff!


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Plated fava bean salad

The first fava beans of the season will soon be coming in. We jumped the gun a bit at the local market. Labor intensive, fava beans are worth the effort. Remove individual beans from the pods. Using a paring knife, or the corner of a fingernail, remove the soft skin covering each bean. We eat the beans raw, but they can also be steamed or boiled very shortly.When steaming fresh beans and peas of any sort, if you will not be eating them immediately or will be eating them cold, they must be immersed in ice water to arrest the cooking process.

This preparation is simply fresh beans, shaved romano cheese, lemon juice, truffle oil(olive oil will do,) and salt and pepper. Good Stuff!

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Scotch Eggs. A birthday treat for my wife’s brother.Hard-boiled eggs, wrapped in breakfast sausage, breaded, deep-fried, and served hot, warm , or cold?! They are a colossal pain in the kiester! In an effort to lighten(?) them a bit, we worked some sauteed onion and celery along with breadcrumb and egg into the raw pork sausage. Don’t know if they were any lighter than ordinary, but they were recieved as the “…best Scotch eggs I’ve ever had,” oh such Good Stuff!

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