Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day Hamburger Grill or Thank you for the ultimate Gift…my freedom

Freshly ground hamburger, grilled, with Provolone, fresh tomato and lettuce with a Ciabatta Bun. Grilled Corn with Lime Compound butter. O’Rings with spicy dipping sauce.

Memorial Day!  A day to remember and thank God for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect my freedom.  A day to celebrate. My dad and my grandfathers and my husband’s father all served in the armed services.  Thankfully, none of them gave their lives, although my grandfather’s ship was hit by a Kamikaze plane and many men died.  They served and were proud of their service.  They have all passed away now and I remember them and their bravery on this day.

Thank you for your service and my freedom

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Surprise! or What an honor to be nominated for the Illuminating Blogger Award

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This morning when I checked my mail I noticed a very nice comment from a fellow blogger, Pop The Bubbly.  It read as follows:

i’ve enjoyed reading your site and have nominated you for the illuminating blogger award for illuminating, informative blog content. (i’m passing on the love!) you can check out the details on their site: http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award.

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Roasted Chile-Lime Chicken or He Limes Me, He Limes Me Not

Roasted Chile-Lime Chicken with Garlic Lime Corn

Well, we are still in Lake Tahoe and yesterday the weather started to improve. It was still petty cool, but the sun was out more than it was behind the clouds. Our morning walk around the neighborhood was brisk but beautiful.

Our neighborhood walk

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Shrimp Tacos or Can We Pretend it’s Almost Summer?

Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Sweet Corn

Yesterday somebody mentioned fish tacos somewhere.  Or maybe I read about them on-line.  Or perhaps I dreamed about them.  Anyway, I had a terrible craving for fish tacos and I was able to talk Yes!Chef! into making them for me.  I also just happened to find a recipe for shrimp tacos in the latest “Fine Cooking” mag. So, really, it was kismet that we should make them.

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7 Food Blogs to Follow this Summer or The Pressure is On…bring it!

Yesterday I noticed a spike in people who were viewing this blog and a few more comments than normal.  In trying to track down the reason, I found this blog post by WordPress.com

7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer

“With the official first day of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite warm-weather treats.

You’ll find endless inspiration by browsing through topics like recipe, grilling, and summer in the WordPress.com Reader, and discover tons of great ideas by exploring our collection of recommended food blogs.

Here are seven mouthwatering recipes from a handful of fantastic blogs that are sure to delight all summer long:”…

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Blackberry Cobbler or What to do during an eclipse

Blackberry Cobbler

I have been very excited to write about this recipe ever since seeing it on Pioneer Woman (Food Network) this past weekend and then making it that very day. Blackberry Cobbler brings back memories from my childhood.  Growing up in Placerville, CA (which is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas near Tahoe), it was hot and dry in the summer.  Perfect weather for blackberry bushes.  In fact, most people around here consider them a nuisance because they can very quickly take over huge chunks of land.  I have one in my yard that keeps trying to grow and take over and I keep whacking it back.

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Julia’s Coq au Vin or Peasant Food is Happy Food

Romantic Coq Au Vin

So, here is the finished product…Julia Child’s Coq Au Vin – Chicken with Wine and pearl onions and tomatoes and mushrooms and wonderful wine. Yes!Chef! also made roasted potatoes and simple buttery broccoli.  We love chicken around the Schmautzhaus and we also love slow food, so this was the perfect food for Yes!Chef to cook.  He started making it in the morning, before the chickens were up .

Chicken warily eyes me.

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