Archive for November, 2013

Fig, Goat Cheese Cracker Bites

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Another Butter Cracker with Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

Another Butter Cracker with Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

Fig, Goat Cheese Cracker Bites

This little appetizer came about when we wanted a snack before dinner and there wasn’t much in the refrigerator.  I had some leftover fig jam from a stuffed pork loin, and a bit of fresh chevre goat cheese.  We dug out some butter crackers from the pantry and voila, a sweet and savory appetizer.
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Mixed Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Mix Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Mix Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Mixed Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Here is a simple green salad with fresh crunchy vegetables.  If runner beans are not in season, substitute sugar snap beans or snow peas.
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Slippery Little Suckers – Cutting and Prepping Raw Meat

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Tuesday Tip

Slippery Little Suckers – Cutting and Prepping Raw Meat

When we cut up a chicken into pieces, or prepare any other raw meat, we always use plastic cutting boards.  We prefer to keep raw meat juice off our wooden cutting boards.
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Persimmon and Apple Rounds with Pumpkin Goat Cheese, Fig Jam and Pomegranate Seeds

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
More Pumpkin Appetizers

Persimmon and Apple Rounds with Pumpkin Goat Cheese

Persimmon and Apple Rounds with Pumpkin Goat Cheese, Fig Jam and Pomegranate Seeds

I was pleasantly surprised with this appetizer.  I was trying to come up with more innovative pumpkin appetizers for the Pumpkin Spectacular this year. A few years back I had pumpkin goat on a crostini; so, I thought I’d put a spin on this previous appetizer.  Also, I like to try to fit more fruits and vegetables into appetizers, since they tend to be lighter.  This appetizer is what came to fruition.
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Red Fox – Limited Edition Red Leicester Cheese

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Red Fox Limited Edition

Red Fox Limited Edition

Cheese of the Month

Red Fox – Limited Edition Red Leicester Cheese

This bright, deep orange English cheese is ages over 15 months.  The cheese is so bright and deep it’s closer to an orangey-red.  With it’s long aging also comes a somewhat flakey texture.
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