Category Archives: House Made

From standards to radical departures, homemade is always best

Shrubbery


    With apologies to Monty Python, when you hear someone wax poetic about shrubs these days, they’re likely referring to a beverage, as opposed to landscaping. Shrubs have become tragically hip of late, and for good reason; they’re a … Continue reading

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Housemade Ginger Ale


  I’ve liked Ginger Ale ever since I was a kid. I remember a stand off of Truro Beach, on Cape Cod, that had fabulous Ginger Ale and Birch Beer. To my recollection, they tasted like something other than sugary … Continue reading

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Quick Pasta Sauce


So, you've decided on chef salads for dinner when the one you love and cook for says, “Now I don't want salad, I want something hot.” So begins the process of thinking on your feet and diplomatic negotiation. The light … Continue reading

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Cilantro Pesto III


Some of you know that I make guitars. Among luthiers, there are factions referred to as right and left brainers. The left brainers tend toward strict mathematical method, while right brainers work more organically from intuition. Truth is, few builders … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Pudding


Yorkshire pudding is a traditional Christmas treat for us. The rich, decadent taste and texture is belied by the simplicity of the ingredients. The trick is careful preparation. Time, temperature, thorough integration of ingredients, and prompt service are the keys … Continue reading

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Chile Lime Cream & House Made Chile Garlic Sauce


Kari Bates sent me a recipe for this incredible sauce. I've tweaked it just a bit for proportions, subbed a couple fresh ingredients, and added a few process steps. This is fabulous with chicken, wild mushrooms, root vegetables, or enchiladas, … Continue reading

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