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Several years ago, Ann bought a waffle maker for me for Christmas. I love it! We had buttermilk waffles with fresh Chilton County peaches (thanks Madeline) in a maple syrup sauce. The waffle recipe comes from Cooks Illustrated–my favorite food magazine. The liquid is club soda; the buttermilk comes from buttermilk powder. The club soda […]

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Frank Stitt’s Chilled Tomato Soup

Made this soup several weeks ago. It is sort of like a gazpacho soup, but all the chopped vegetables are floated on a toasted slice of bread. Regardless, it was an absolutely delicious bowl of soup! Perfect for summer and great with those excellent Alabama tomatoes.  

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Steelhead Trout with Potato Crisps and Spinach

Dinner Saturday night: Potatoes sliced thin and crisped in the oven, panko breaded okra, cucumbers soaked in rice wine vinegar and spinach sauteed with garlic and shallots. And the steelhead trout, brushed with Alabama honey, soy sauce and ground peppers.

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Pan Seared Black Snapper with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Have been getting some great fish from Snapper Grabbers lately. Last night’s black snapper was amazingly fresh and delicious. Simple preparation. I learned a great trick from Cooks Illustrated–I should have thought of it myself, but oh well: sprinkle about 1/8th to 1/4 of a teaspoon on each filet of fish along with any spices […]

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January 2010

How has half of this month already slipped by? Seems as though I’ve been working constantly, but not getting enough accomplished. We’ve certainly been eating well, though. One of my new favorite dishes (that I have yet to snap a photo of) is coconut shrimp with spicy basil. We’ve been avoiding salt pretty religiously for […]

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Fried Green Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Made a surprisingly quick and tasty dinner last night. Had a green tomato that I soaked in buttermilk before coating with a combination of Italian breadcrumbs, cornmeal and flour. I then re-dipped in buttermilk lightly and added a crust of panko breadcrumbs. I chopped and seeded a fresh tomato (really beautiful one, at that) and […]

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Yum! Chocolate Eclair

So very good. More photos to follow later! This was the first picture posted on the way home from a wonderful trip to Paris, France.

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Saturday Night Dinner

We had a tasty dinner Saturday night as a bit of a reward for cleaning up the house much of the day. I seared a tuna steak and grilled Ann a piece of Copper River Salmon. A bit of arugula tossed with a rice wine vinegar based citrus dressing, and a few panko crusted fried […]

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Sunday Mornings

Had a great workshop at Camp McDowell earlier this week. Your Town Alabama’s 10th year of workshops. Met some great folks and reconnected with lots more. Not much to say, but did make several tasty dishes last weekend. Here are two (Shrimp and Grits with Fried Green Tomatoes and Copper River Salmon with Fried Corn […]

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Steelhead Trout for Dinner

Went to our local fish market (Snapper Grabbers) yesterday to discover a fish I’ve never had before: Steelhead trout. It looked to be a cross between salmon and rainbow trout, so I got enough for two (along with some shrimp to make shrimp and grits tonight). Got some purple potatoes and asparagus at the grocery […]

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