Category Archives: Recipes

You CAN smoke salmon… right on your stove!

Today we ate smoked salmon. All golden and succulent, flavorful and rich with absolutely nothing added and no preparation. I learned about this technique from Michael Davis and Colleen Anderson. We have done it three times, and next time I … Continue reading

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Chile Relleno Casserole

On Saturday I made it to the Elkins Farmers Market for the first time this season, and was excited to see some gorgeous dark green poblano peppers for sale. I bought a few to make chiles rellenos.  Later I thought about … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!!

I think Spring has finally sprung! The weather has shown 80-degree temperatures one day and near frozen precipitation the next, that’s a sure sign of Spring in the West Virginia mountains, right? Anyway, with the arrival of Spring, many anticipate … Continue reading

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Another Ramp Recipe

This one was delicious and I would make it again… We did have to dig the ramps in the snow, which is really cold on your hands getting under those little roots… Enjoy! Seared Salmon with Linguine and Ramp Pesto Laurie … Continue reading

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Chili Sauce from Dried Chilis

After an inspiring visit with our friends Bob and Barbara in Queretaro, Mexico, Alain and I are back in Parsons and back to work.  LaFontaine Bakery delivered ciabatta and baguettes on Tuesday; and sourdough white, muesli bread, sourdough multigrain, whole wheat sunflower and ciabatta on Friday. In … Continue reading

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Woo-wee!! Do you smell that? Spring is here!

Ramps grow from South Carolina to Canada, and in many areas they’re considered a spring delicacy or “tonic” West Virginia is known for having ramp festivals and almost every little community has a ramp dinner as a fundraiser. The flavor … Continue reading

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Ramp Recipes??!!

As a request for ramp recipes came in, I found myself challenged. I am not a fan of ramps….at. all. My family eats them, but the ways that they have been prepared have been pretty much limited to fried with … Continue reading

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Cottage Cheese… Anyway you like it

Pass the Cottage Cheese, please. Our family is a lover of Cottage Cheese, we prefer the large curd and eat it in many different ways. Some of our favorites are with fruit, in jello, with jelly or applebutter and with … Continue reading

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Using Coconut Oil

I have been wondering what oil is best for making granola.  I usually use canola oil, but sometimes there’s a slight  off-flavor, maybe due to overheating during the toasting step.  I intend to try peanut oil, but a couple weeks ago I noticed a container … Continue reading

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Indonesian Bakso

This week, my passion for soup continues…this recipe, however, has never been made by me…I’ve just had it waiting in a recipe folder to try sometime… If you get a chance to try it, let me know how it turns … Continue reading

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