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Chunky Tomato Basil Soup

Bill and I recently returned back to “winter’ after spending a month of summer in South Africa.  Upon our return, we grabbed take out lunch at Perkin’s and enjoyed a small bowl of their delicious soup.  It was surprisingly good and had us craving more.  Thick, creamy soup made with tomatoes as the primary ingredient […]

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Pork Roast with Crackling

So now that I’ve had a few days to rest and become re-acclimated into the time zone of the midwest in the USA… I’m finding myself missing much of the cuisine I enjoyed while in South Africa!  I learned a lot from my new friend Nicole Van Velden, the wife of Winemaker David at Overgaauw […]

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Grilled Halibut Steaks

Wild Alaskan halibut is a tender, delicious whitefish that is surprisingly easy to prepare. Halibut’s firm, white meat is ideal for grilling.  It’s also great for a healthy diet enjoyed baked or grilled and not fried.  It’s high in protein, which is the most abundant substance in your body after water.  Protien is found in […]

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Angle Hair Chicken Hot Dish

What people in most other parts of the country call casserole, Minnesotans call “Hotdish” and according to Wikipedia, is a variety of a casserole that typically contains a starch, a meat or other protein, a canned or frozen vegetable, and mixed with canned soup.  It’s history goes back to when budget-minded farm wives needed to feed […]

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Butterflied, Baked Herb Cornish Hens

I don’t know why people only serve Cornish hens on special occassions.  A cornish hen typically commands a higher price per pound than chickens, despite a shorter growing span of 28 to 30 days, as opposed to 42 or more for regular chicken.  But although rumored to be expensive in comparison, I’ve found them locally […]

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