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    The Steak

    in the beginning


    After my last cooking class and then barbequing some nice New Yorks for dinner tonight , I thought  a few tips might be in order. So here we go:

    1. Always choose an appropriate cut of beef to grill- the more tender,well-marbled cuts such as striploin( New York)  or Rib Steak work very [...]

    Layered Spinach Salad

    Here’s one for Bridget:

    Layered Spinach Salad

    bunch of baby spinach leaves

    1/2 head of iceberg lettuce

    3 hard boiled eggs

    6-8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled

    1/2 white or red onion cut in strips

    1 red pepper cut in strips

    shredded cheese


    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    dry mustard
    celery seed
    1 medium Vidalia onion, grated, or other sweet onion
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2 cup vinegar

    In a saucepan, combine [...]

    Green Tomato Chutney

    So I made all those green tomatoes into Chutney. It took about 15 min to chop up things. I did some in the food processor and then sum by hand just to mix up the texture a bit. I based the whole thing on that recipe from Instructables but changed it a bit to account for what [...]

    Recipe:The Frittata

    The other day Mark was giving me a bad time that I had so few recipes on the blog. So in an effort to make him happy I decided to post some of my favorite breakfast dishes. One of the B’s in B&B does stand for breakfast!

    A Frittata is an Italian omelette that is baked in the oven. Some [...]

    The Chefs Table?

    What to call the service we have been offering since last fall is the real question. Here’s how it works:My dinning room is suitable to serve up to 24 people for a private function. You phone ahead for a reservation and we choose a menu. It could be anything from our main menu through our Taste the [...]

    The Green House

    I found myself in the position to have access to a green house where I can grow herbs and vegetables. Well of course I immediately took my friend up on the offer. Since that dark winter day I have sprouted my little seedlings under lights in the basement – spinach, basil, peas, lettuces, rosemary, oregano, etc. Now to a seasoned grower these may be strange [...]