Tag Archives: balsamic vinegar

Strawberries with Balsamic-Basil Topping for Ice Cream

by Cat, July 11, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love to make my own ice cream, because I’m in control of the ingredients. Most commercial ice creams are so full of questionable additives that it’s disgusting. See all … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Recipes & Cooking Tips

By Cat, Feb 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love brussels sprouts, but this has not always been so. When I was a child, I got a stomach flu and puked all over my bed; what came out was … Continue reading

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Chicken Cutlets with Dried Plums and Sage

By Cat, Feb 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Chicken cutlets are quick and easy recipes that make a great presentation. Instead of pounding the chicken breasts into cutlets, I prefer to slice the breasts crosswise, about ½ inch thick, … Continue reading

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Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Salad

By Cat, Nov 27, 2017 (Photo, right from Wikimedia Commons) As each summer approaches, I can hardly wait for the wild salmon from the Bristol Bay fishery, as it is the best I’ve found. I eat wild-caught salmon at least … Continue reading

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Sockeye Salad, with Apple and Goat Cheese

By Cat, June 20, 2017 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons (3)) I stopped by the local fish-counter to buy some Bristol Bay sockeye salmon today, and there was a recipe card for a salad (1). I always eagerly await the … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

By Cat, July 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Tomatoes are ripening in our gardens and I’m always interested in a new way to use them. An old friend from where I used to live shared this recipe with me, … Continue reading

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The Shrub (fruit & vinegar infusion)

By Cat, May 18,2016 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I’d never heard of the ‘shrub’ beverage until I got a Learning Herbs newsletter (1) telling about this healthful beverage. Oh, I’ve heard of alcohol infusions – they are quite popular … Continue reading

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Greens Salad, with Chickpeas & Honey-Balsamic Dressing

By Cat, May 2010 (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Salads Menu; 2. Dressings, Dips & Marinades Menu A salad of greens has become ubiquitous in the American diet, but in recent years many new presentations of this icon have … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken and Baby Romaine Salad, with Warm Chipotle Vinaigrette

By Cat, Aug 2007 (Photo, right, attributed to “Fir0002/Flagstaffotos” on Wikimedia Commons; photo, below, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Salad Menu; 2. Poultry & Fowl Menu I have not yet tried this recipe, but it promises to be delicious. I’m just learning to use … Continue reading

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Braised Italian Sausage with Grapes & Balsamic-Glazed Onions

by Cat, February 17, 2013 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I’ve been looking for casseroles I can make to have leftovers, but most include some kind of high-carb food: bread, noodles, pasta, etc., and such are not good for my … Continue reading

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