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Herb Tips and Tricks

herbs I found this in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel and found it very helpful! Herb tips and tricks We’ve all been there. You spend good money at the grocery store on a fantastic container of fresh herbs. Then a few days … Continue reading

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Loon’s Day’s 2013

Earlier this month we were in Mercer, Wisconsin for their annual Loon’s Day celebration. This brings about 25 people to my sister’s home for brunch and booze. Apple French Toast (see my posting for recipe), Steak and Baguette (see my … Continue reading

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Flank Steak Baguette

I saw this recipe on one of Bobby Flay’s grilling shows on Food Network. The original recipe called for sausage instead of Flank Steak. I came up with this recipe as an alternative to the original. I also lightly grilled … Continue reading

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Turkish Spices

Thanks Peter! My daughter Rebecca’s boyfriend recently went to Turkey for his sister’s wedding and look what he brought back with him. Happy Birthday to me. This spice ring included the following spices: SAFFRON, Paprica, Oregano, Cumin, Black Pepper, Coriander, … Continue reading

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Herbed Yogurt Sauce

HAPPY SPRING AND HAPPY MAY! Finally in the State of Wisconsin Spring has finally arrived. We just purchased a new Weber Stainless Steel Grill that attaches to our homes natural gas. We did this because we grill all year long…snow, … Continue reading

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Healthy Gravy Recipe

Would you like a healthy alternative to the standard fattening gravy! Purchase your favorite dried beans. I use dried white beans for the color. Clean the beans as instructed on the package. Sauté your favorite diced veggies (onion, celery, carrot, … Continue reading

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Great Idea!

So you love fresh herbs and you love flowers. Why not kill two birds with one stone! Fresh parsley to use and enjoy. But don’t stop there: what about fresh cilantro, basil, sage. You got it now….be creative….mix and match. … Continue reading

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North Star American Bistro

I was able to make reservations on-line. We walked in and there were people waiting but they took us immediately. The Bistro was at least 85% full. We were seated in a cozy booth. The waitress was there to take … Continue reading

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Seasoning Guide

Seasoning Guide Us e the following suggestions as a guide when working with herbs and spices.  Crush dried or chop/snip fresh herbs to release the essential oils before using. Use three times more fresh herbs than dried. HERB/SPICE   Allspice … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes Packer Party….Dessert Stat! I took the standard carrot cake box mix. Followed the directions but substituted a 4 oz. jar of carrot baby food for the oil. I then added about 3/4 cup brandy soaked raisins, 1 … Continue reading

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