August 2012

Short Rib Ragu Served Over Polenta

Short Rib Ragu served over Polenta

I really love short ribs, but have never made them here at home to the deliciousness standards that I hold so dear.  Well, that statement is a thing of the past because this is one of those dishes you will make again, and again.  It is so delicious you will want to serve it for […]

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Chicken Facts: A Roosters Crow

Foghorn Blue Maran Rooster Crowing in Fruit Orchard-8

Roosters crow all the time. The connection with the sun coming up is a misconception.  They might, on occasion, crow right at dawn.  Foghorn starts his deep loud crow usually 30 minutes before the sun crests the horizon. However, roosters crow whenever they feel like it: morning, noon and night, not to mention afternoon, evening […]

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Drought and Our Trees

Sprinkler watering trees in garden

If you live in the United States you have most likely been fighting with this summers drought affects on your garden, yard and trees.  I have been watering relentlessly (I have the water bill to prove it) and at times I am not sure how effective it has been.  Its easy to water the perennial […]

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Chocolate-Coconut Bundt Cake with Ganache Frosting

Chcolate-Coconut Bundt Cake with Ganache Frosting

This is a decadent cake, my only gripe is it sitting in my house!  I really wish you would come over here and help me get rid of it! Enjoy!! Ingredients: 18 ounces good quality at-least 60% bittersweet chocolate chips,divided 2/3 cups vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided 1 1/2 cup strong black coffee 3 […]

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Fruit Infused Vodka or Tequila

Fruit infused Vodka and Tequilla in Ball Mason Jars to be given as gifts

Don’t know what to do with that extra ripe fruit you have sitting around?  Throw it into a canning jar and cover it with vodka or tequila. Vodka is an obvious choice, but why not use white rum or tequila, brandy or grappa? Don’t go for the really cheap stuff, but don’t splurge either. A […]

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Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta

Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta Recipe at

Do you ever look at a dish you order in a restaurant and think that it would be too much trouble to recreate?  I do it.  If it looks like the work won’t be worth the reward I turn a cold shoulder to the dish and move on.  I saw this dish at one of […]

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