July 2010 Archives

Grilled Steaks with Herb Butter

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:08pm

May I suggest adding a pat of herb butter to your grilled steaks? The butter melts over the hot beef, of course, pooling with the steak’s juices to create an obscenely addictive sauce. It’s a classic bistro presentation, alongside pommes frites, and is so delicious that you’ll soon be adding pats to everything. Grilled fish,…

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Sangriaah!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:40pm

John and I love to sip sangria on a warm evening, despite the fact that it goes down like dangerously icy buttah. Beware the smooth deliciousness – there’s alcohol in that glass even if it doesn’t taste like it. John in particular is a fan of Masa’s sangrias, one sparkling, one white, and one red….

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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:08am

Suffering in this heat wave? I suggest a little cool, creamy heaven. Save the egg whites and make Schaum Torte a few days later. Ice cream and meringue, the yin and yang of desserts. You heard it here first. The sun’s hot, mosquitoes are biting, I’m sipping gin & tonics, and I’m craving ice cream—’round…

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Ooh! Aah!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 5, 2010 at 3:59pm

I cooked my brains out this weekend and loved every minute of it. See Saturday’s results – icy cold gazpacho, as well as poached eggs over potato pancakes – below. Both are new favorites, and why not? Crunchy, creamy, salty. Pretty much everything I crave. So where, you might wonder, are the pics of Sunday’s pork…

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Summer Saturday Lunch: Gazpacho, and Poached Eggs Over Potato-Green Pepper Pancakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:48am

Have I got a gazpacho recipe for you.  This version is smooth and creamy (without cream), made crunchy with a garnish of minced cucumber, green pepper, tomato, and croutons.  Serve it icy cold for summer in a bowl.             Or cup – sip it while you fry a few potato…

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Blueberry Kuchen – Kingsfield Market Berry Bake-Off Critics’ Choice Winner!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 1, 2010 at 7:59pm

My friend Susie Shubert makes this blueberry kuchen for our 4th of July barbecue each year. Everyone loves it for its crisp, buttery crust topped with lighly sweetened blueberries, both baked and raw, and not much else. When berries are at their peak, it’s smart to keep things simple and let them shine. Intending to…

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