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Mugwort Tea from Swan Valley Herbs

by Cat, May 25, 2017 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Swan Valley Herbs is an old-fashioned apothecary shop specializing in dried herbs, tinctures and salves, owned by Tom Tracey in Bigfork MT (1). I’ve been using this herbal mix – … Continue reading

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Spiced lamb chops, with couscous or kasha

By Cat, April 15, 2017 I love lamb chops – just about my favorite red meat – and I’m always on the lookout for new ways to flavor them. Lamb, like venison, has a gamey flavor so benefit from herbs … Continue reading

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Baked Summer Squash, Italian Style

By Cat, Sept 16, 2016 (Photo from Wikipedia) Squash is a very healthful veggie and I’m always looking for a new way to fix them, as I get tired of slicing and sautéing them. This recipe struck me because it … Continue reading

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Bouillabaisse (Provençal or Creole Fisherman’s Stew)

By Cat, Nov 2007 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I was first introduced to seafood stew (other than oyster stew) in the early 1970s, at Jakes Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, where they are famous for their New Orleans or Creole-style Bouillabaisse. I’ve … Continue reading

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Roasted Salmon & Fennel, with Pistachio Gremolata

By Cat, Sept 2015 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Fish & Seafood Menu; 2. Salmon (About); Other sites: Fine Cooking’s One-Pan Dinner Recipe Ideas (2) It was the pistachios that first attracted me to this recipe. But when I realized is is so quick … Continue reading

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Beef Provençal (Braised or slow-cooked)

By Cat, Aug 2015 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I was going to make beef stroganoff, but I’ve had it frequently this past year and I decided I needed to take a break so I wouldn’t tire of it. I … Continue reading

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Basic Braised Lamb Shank or Leg of Lamb, with Greek Variation

By Cat, April 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love braising a lamb shank with herbs, lemon, garlic and other veggies until fall-apart tender. My first exposure to braised lamb shank was in one of Portland Oregon’s  Greek restaurants. It … Continue reading

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Fennel or Finnochio (About)

By Cat, Nov 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Foods (About) Menu; 2. Herbs & Spices, A – F This is a very versatile vegetable and herb.  Most parts of the plant are edible, including: leaves, stems … Continue reading

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Vegetable Soup with Roast Turkey Stock

By Cat, Nov 2014 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also Soups & Stocks Menu This recipe features a rich bone broth, in this case from a turkey carcass. The bones and bone marrow provide many nutrients to the broth including … Continue reading

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Digestive Bitters and Bitter Foods

By Cat, Nov 2014 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) You may be familiar with digestive bitters: a tincture or infusion of bitter herbs. The most well known of commercial bitters is Angostura Bitters, usually available in the mixed-drinks section of the grocery store … Continue reading

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