Month: July 2009

Pan Seared Shrimp, Roasted Red Potato Slices, and Mixed Greens

Pan Seared Shrimp, Roasted Red Potato Slices, and Mixed Greens

Globe Fish Co had Gulf shrimp at the Farmer’s Market.  Pricy, but I could not resist.  And it was delicious! I found an easy recipe on recipezarr.com that is basically the same as the one I found on the Cook’s Illustrated site. Here it is:…

Can’t go wrong with fresh mozzarella!

Can’t go wrong with fresh mozzarella!

Fresh Mozarella purchased at the Farmer’s Market from “The Cheese Man” Phil Hermann, who brings locally made mozzerella, ricotta and goat cheese to the  market. Basil, also from the Farmer’s Market.  Tomatoes from our back yard.  A little olive oil, salt, pepper and a touch…

Simmered Greens – Collard, Mustard, and Arugula

Simmered Greens – Collard, Mustard, and Arugula

I have a number of recipes for collard greens – some vegetarian, some more traditional, some specifying longer cook times, and one I found and use often that cooks up collards  “quick and easy.”   Before I get into the details of how I prepared them…

I FINALLY figured out how to use the perfect gift

I FINALLY figured out how to use the perfect gift

Last Christmas, I received a lovely, thoughtful gift from the Coolidge family, with whom I grew up on Park Ave in Wakefield.  (Daughter Linda and I have been best friends since 1965! And, coincidentally, the canisters peeking out from behind the book in the photo…

Skye’s Lemon Pepper Marinade or, what WAS that Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic photo all about?

Skye’s Lemon Pepper Marinade or, what WAS that Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic photo all about?

I found this VERY TASTY recipe  in About.com’s Southern Food section.  I don’t know who Skye is, but here is the recipe with her comments: ## I use the marinade on almost all meats and fish.. however Alaskan Coho Salmon is especially nice with this…

Pan-fried halibut, sauteed pea tendrils, and roasted red potatoes from the Farmer’s Market

Pan-fried halibut, sauteed pea tendrils, and roasted red potatoes from the Farmer’s Market

First, go check out the Wakefield Farmer’s Market Web site if you have not done so before!  If you live in or near Wakefield MA or plan to visit before the middle of October, be sure to check out the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings…

Grilled marinated flatiron steak, fresh green beans, and potatoes…

Grilled marinated flatiron steak, fresh green beans, and potatoes…

This was such a low-key yet delicious meal.  Flatiron, or top blade steak, has  “a rich, deep, beefy flavor,”  to quote the guys who wrote “The Complete Meat Cookbook” (Aidells and Kelly). Yes, there is the “signature” line of gristle down the middle of the…

Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic

Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic

I was trying out a marinade recipe and liked the way these ingredients looked on the cutting board.  I’ll report on the marinade later – the chicken is soaking as I write. The lovely cutting board was made by Mark Calabrese.  I recieved it as…

Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Here is a delicious, easy and economic chicken recipe from the About.com southern cooking section. Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters By Diana Rattray, About.com Garlic roasted chicken leg quarters are tasty and easy on the budget. Serve this chicken with roasted or mashed potatoes and…

I’ll never buy pre-cooked shrimp again!

I’ll never buy pre-cooked shrimp again!

I actually never bought shrimp until I met my husband.  Oh sure, I’ve eaten it at parties and when out to dinner, but I never bought it and prepared it myself.  And, since 2003, I’ve been buying the pre-cooked kind when Steve gets a hankering…