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Alice Waters’ Ratatouille

The great thing about Alice Waters’ Ratatouille recipe? You cook the eggplant first, then remove it while you cook the rest of the ingredients. Then it does not get slimy and soggy. The recipe is already here on the site […]

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Garden Update: Hydrangeas, Cherries

So pleased to see the oak leaf hydrangea will bloom this year! Geraniums and phlox: Cherry! Looking good! Related posts: Garden Update: Peonies, Iris, Cherries, Ninebark Garden Update: Cherries! Peonies! Currants! Update on the Garden: Phlox, Butterfly Bush, Hydrangea, Cosmos […]

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Bash Burgers with Bacon Jam

We came across this recipe for Bash Burgers in the Food Network magazine, and knew it was going to hit on all cylinders: bacon! secret sauce! pickles! The recipe comes from Josh Capon, the chef of Lure Fishbar, and, we […]

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Simple Smoked Ham

A simple recipe for smoked ham, perfect for Easter, Christmas or any holiday. Adapted from Michael Ruhlman’s recipe for American-Style Brown Sugar-Glazed Holiday Ham in Charcuterie. Side view: Simple Smoked Ham For the brine 1 gallon/4 liters water 1 1/2 […]

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New Raincoat

Well, a new old raincoat. After admiring the Barbour coats owned by Ed and Mary, I decided I’d join the club. Purchased on eBay for about half the cost of a new one. Proud new owner.   Related posts: Mint […]

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Homemade Corned Beef

Everything old is new again. The farm is heading down the homemade sausage, homemade corned beef, homemade ham route. Just like we did nearly 10 years ago when we experimented with duck confit, sausage and cassoulet. This week, Greg is […]

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Beef and Chorizo Chili with Beans

A dusting of snow on the ground, a fire in the fireplace and this chili in our bowls. Welcome, winter. Beef and Chorizo Chili with Beans 2 pounds ground sirloin 3 links chorizo (about 1/2 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

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Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

What a revelation! An easy, set-it-and-forget-it recipe that turns out 12 beautifully crispy, juicy chicken thighs + a lemony sauce in about 45 minutes. You just cut an onion and throw it in a pan with some garlic, rosemary and […]

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A Holiday Cheese Ball

Greg was smitten with a recipe accompanying Kim Severson’s New York Times story about the cheese ball. A midwest — and Southern — staple, it makes us recall the Christmases of our youth. So we made it, to recall the Christmases […]

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Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Dorie Greenspan, you rascal. This recipe is so insanely delicious. And even better, it’s super-easy and it impresses your guests. It’s essentially a pumpkin stuffed with bread, cheese, bacon and cream. I mean. How can that be bad? It’s excellent […]

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Salty Dogs!

Our favorite December cocktail, the Salty Dog! See our previous Salty Dog coverage here: Salty Dogs. Salty Dogs 1 to 1 1/2 grapefruits (juice to equal 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons sea or kosher salt 8 ounces vodka or gin 2 […]

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Gingerbread Cookies

I made dough for both Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Men, but this year, we only got around to making the gingerbread. It’s a winner of a recipe, super easy and just enough spices to make it interesting, not dense. Roll […]

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Ham, Mushroom and Cheddar Omelet

Julia Child said it’s all in the wrist. But her omelet recipes took up 13 pages “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” My technique is a little less complicated. Maybe not as authentic. But it makes for a nice breakfast. […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

A little egg, a little turkey, a little potato. A lot of yum. Turkey hash with Parmesan, avocado and egg. And hot sauce. Gotta have hot sauce. #sourcherryfarm #lohudfood #njeats #northjerseyeats #northjersey #leftovers #thanksgiving A photo posted by Liz Johnson […]

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Sidecars by the Fire

It’s that time of year, when we break out the brandy. Sidecar. Fire. Football. Cheers! #cocktails #lohudfood #njeats #northjersey #northjerseyeats A photo posted by Liz Johnson (@sourcherryfarm) on Nov 25, 2016 at 3:55pm PST Sidecar takes the chill off. Our […]

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Caipirinha!

How refreshing! Caipirinhas Makes 2 drinks 1/2 lime, cut into slices or sections 1 tablespoon sugar Ice 3 tablespoons cachaca Muddle the limes and the sugar rogether until the sugar is dissolved. Add ice. Add cachaca and stir. Serve. Related […]

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BLT on Sourdough

Our bakery at the farmers market sell the same rolls that Tom Colicchio uses at his ‘wichcraft outposts. And it is darn good. Our BLT was quite special. Both red and green tomatoes. Kewpie mayo. Benton’s bacon. Farm-fresh iceberg. Yes, special […]

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Strawberry Jam

A strawberrry jam recipe. Just refrigerator jam, but it’s so good you’ll finish before storage ever becomes an issue. From Cook’s Country. Strawberry Jam 10 cups strawberries 3 cups sugar 1 peeled granny smith apple on a box grater 2 […]

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Tuna-Strawberry Salad

Seared tuna over arugula with strawberries and avocado. Delishy! Related posts: Recipe: Strawberry Daiquiri Supper on the Porch: Cedar Plank Salmon and Strawberry-Kale Salad Strawberry Conserve Recipe Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

One of my all-time favorite recipes, truly. It’s sweet, earthy, and full of umami, punctuated with just enough peppery parsley to keep you on your toes. Linguine alle Vongole Adapted from Esca. From the Food Network and Sara’s Secrets. 1/2 […]

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Makato Children’s Museum

Friday was miserable. Cold. Rainy. Windy. Bitter. Just rotten. So after a long lazy morning in the house, we headed out to do a few errands, and to entertain Samantha a little. The best stop, the Mankato Children’s Museum. We […]

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Bob’s Midwest Sushi

Bob broke out the big guns for Friday night supper. He prepared a bacon-wrapped meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella. And then he smoked it. The method of preparation was so similar to rolling sushi that we started laughing, and calling the […]

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Coconut Lime Sheet Cake

Cake baking! It’s a good one. A nice way to usher in spring after a cold winter. From Bon Appetit.  Coconut Lime Sheet Cake For the Coconut-Key Lime Cake: 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 […]

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Maple Rye Sour

Here’s a nice drink for sipping by the fire in winter. Maple Rye Sour 8 ounces rye 2 ounces lemon juice 2 ounces orange juice 1 ounce maple syrup 1 ounce amaro Albano Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker […]

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Bronx Cocktail

Earlier this week, I received a big box of citrus from my friend Cherril’s trees. Cherril, a friend I met on my work trip to Nashville last year, lives in Arizona, and grows grapefruit, pomelos, blood oranges, Meyer lemons and more. […]

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Winter Panzanella

Did you ever think to have panzanella salad in winter? Martha Rose Shulman did. I made it for a Super Bowl pot luck we threw at work, and I must say it was quite a hit. It’s nice to have […]

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Liz’s Homemade Ranch Dressing

You guys know I’m a freak for Ranch Dressing, right? Well enough with the Hidden Valley crap. I really can’t, in good conscious, keep it in my refrigerator any more. Here’s what I’m going to make instead. Liz’s Homemade Ranch […]