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SEARED VENISON LOIN and FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM SALAD

SEARED VENISON LOIN and FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM SALAD

I lied. Sorry. Yesterday I said you had seen the last of my French Onion Mushroom recipes but I lied. Here I am back again with another  meal for my week-long fix of French onions and mushrooms.  Love it so much I made another smaller batch to complete the week (recipe here).  Surprising just how versatile the recipe is. This doesn’t have to be restricted to wild game.  Any quick cooking tender piece of red meat will do. With the…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

The final in my cook-once-eat-three times recipe extravaganza. If you still have some leftovers from your French Onion Grilled Cheese (recipe here) and your French Onion Pasta (recipe here), here is a way to finish off your week in style.  No leftovers you say?  Well, make some more!  In a few hours those guests will arrive and I can promise they will love you even more for making the effort. Grilling the bread drizzled with olive oil has become our preferred…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM PASTA

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM PASTA

  Remember that extra effort we went through  the other day? Of course I haven’t forgotton. Here’s how you can make use of some, but not all, of that rich delicious onion mushroom mixture. I may have been overly creative throwing this together so feel free to add or subtract as you wish. It’s the way I get when I have the base of my meal sitting in front of me. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. This time according to…

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FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

The process for this recipe may seem more time-consuming and complex for ‘just another grilled cheese’ but I have a plan for you, lover of leftovers that I am.  What began as a soup and sandwich supper will become the base for two more delicious meals. FRENCH ONION MUSHROOM GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES what you will need 2 lbs onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 6 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 lb…

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FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

FURIKAKE GRILLED TUNA

We were recently gifted with some tuna from our sailing/fishing friends and wanted to put together something worthy of their generosity. In my search, I landed on what looked like a winner from The Domestic Man.  Simple, very quick to prepare and cook, plus I was introduced to a new-to-me seasoning, Furikake, a combination of sesame seeds and nori seaweed.  Well, I thought to myself, I can make my own, which is what I did. All this to say, my…

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CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS

CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS

Happy Hour in the galley today so I prepared some wings in advance in a wonderful spicy marinade to grill in time for cocktails. I just threw together an easy side salad, chilled some beverages and with just 30 minutes of grilling we were ready to dive in… CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS what you will need 1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped 2 Thai chilis, chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 cup parsley, tightly packed Freshly ground pepper Zest…

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MARCH is NOODLE MONTH

MARCH is NOODLE MONTH

“According to the National Pasta Association, it is because of a sharp rise in the amount of noodles eaten at the beginning of the year in an effort to thwart the cold weather that March has been designated Noodle Month.  In other words, a steaming bowl of delicious pasta is real comfort food. March is also a month where certain religions give up meat for lent, depending on when Easter falls of course, but rather than changing noodle month to…

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AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST

AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST

Fresh, easy and very tasty. What a great way to start your day with some crispy pan-grilled toast, creamy garlicy avocado and tangy lime-dressed cucumber ribbons… AVOCADO CUCUMBER TOAST what you will need 1 mini cucumber, thinly sliced in ribbons 2 tbsp lime juice, divided sea salt and pepper 1 ripe avocado 2 bulbs of roasted garlic (my boat how-to here) 1 healthy pinch of crushed chilis 12 grape tomatoes, halved 2-3 tbsp olive oil for drizzling and toasting 1…

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BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC PINWHEELS

My love affair with puff pastry continues. I made Cheese Straws with success (for recipe simply click on image) Next came my Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels, so easy and SO tasty (simply click on image for the recipe) Here’s another easy treat along the pinwheel line for your next Happy Hour using just 3 ingredients.   Two sheets of puff pastry, with a mix of roasted garlic and blue cheese. That’s it! Pure crispy, cheese heaven! BLUE CHEESE and ROASTED GARLIC…

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WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

WARM CORN CHOWDER SALAD

I’m in love with versatile recipes ….ones that are  simple to make …ones where ingredients can be swapped to produce a result just as delicious as the original …ones that can be transformed into something entirely different using the same ingredients. This is one of those recipes. I took a basic corn chowder recipe (for my boat version click here) I swapped out fresh corn for canned corn. I eliminated the milk/cream component and added some fresh green to turn soup…

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