Posts From the monthly archives: "August 2016"

Basil smells like summer. This tender herb is tomato’s soul mate, but as the recipes here show, it can mingle with sweeter fruit as well. Bruising or chopping the leaves allows more of the basil’s fresh flavor and scent to infuse into the other ingredients. Basil and lemon are very good friends. Beyond…(Read More)

Other recipes were better listed. Sticky Ginger Roast Chicken, for example, was found under sticky and ginger, as well as chicken. This cookbook is for more adventurous eaters who can tolerate generous level of heat. Sticky, Spicy Pork Ribs has been used by the Wests to get people to help them move from one house…(Read More)

My fig and plum trees are bearing at the same time. It occurred to me while eating a warm fig right off the tree that a breakfast focaccia might be a good way to use the fruit, rather than in a pie, cobbler or crisp, though I am firmly in favor of fruit pie (and…(Read More)

One of the highlights of the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City — this year Aug. 11-14 — is the food booths. But how to keep the festival spirit going all year long? With recipes that translate these favorite flavors in the home kitchen, of course. Let’s start with a cocktail. “Sunrise over the Fjord” started…(Read More)

Savoring basil’s sweet side

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Basil smells like summer. This tender herb is tomato’s soul mate, but as the recipes here show, it can mingle with sweeter fruit as well. Bruising or chopping the leaves allows more of the basil…

Flavors of Scandinavia

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One of the highlights of the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City — this year Aug. 11-14 — is the food booths. But how to keep the festival spirit going all year long? With recipes that translate…