Chef Flowers serves up “What A Pear” Side Dish For The Holidays

Being in the midst of the holiday season, just like you I find myself busy and sometimes distracted. This is especially true when it comes time to prepare a nice and healthy meal to enjoy with family and friends. I enjoy the old standby recipes that I make year after year,  but this can get a bit old at times. So I decided it was time to make some changes and reach out to some of the most talented chefs I know for some holiday recipe help.  Chef Ivan Flowers a consulting chef, and former Executive Chef of Top of the Market San Diego, was kind enough to take the time to share this delicious and versatile recipe, and I wanted to present it to lucky you. The ingredients are simple, but the extra nuances that chef adds make for [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:52+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Chefs, Recipes, Savor, Side Dish|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sugar Cookie From Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Kentucky

When in the Lexington Kentucky area plan a visit to  Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky only 26 miles from Lexington. As the largest restored Shaker community on 2900 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th-century buildings, if you want to learn about this interesting way of life that has all but disappeared, you must visit.  Climb aboard the horse drawn carriage and  take a short ride through the village. Or wait until dark for guided walk through the town.  Believe me even with a lantern in your hand it raises the hair on your neck when voices come out of the candle lit houses (by actors reading journals from the 1800s)  or run into the streets in costume shouting to the unseen. Shakers, disciples of  Mother Ann Lee who renounced the sinful outside world, shared  work and [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:56+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sponsored Post – Pass the Prosciutto: Parma Ham Risotto

Prosciutto Di Parma, also known as Parma Ham is a perfect ingredient for your special holiday entertaining. These days it seems that everyone congregates in the kitchen, to drink wine, nibble on the appetizers and just be in the moment with their family and friends. For this special Parma Ham risotto recipe you don’t have to shoo them out. This also makes it fun to prepare this dish as it does take a bit of time. So why not have a volunteer or two help you out ? After all it’s more fun when people participate, and there’s nothing like freshly made risotto on a cold winter evening. With the addition of Fontina cheese, asparagus and  a touch of cream, you  have the perfect gluten free dish for all of your guests to enjoy. As you make memories this season [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:39:06+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Categories: Main Course, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Your Champagne Primer

If you (heavens no!) have any leftover champagne - DO NOT THROW OUT THIS FABULOUS INGREDIENT however flat. Here a practical and delicious recipe makes good use of precious libation that has lost it's stars but not it's flavor!

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Chef Carol Kopp’s Raw Holiday treats from Fresh Start

Chef Carol Kopp's raw creations are a new holiday tradition. Enjoy these in place of fatty, sugary, chemical ladden fare! Here is one sweet and one savory recipe from Fresh Start's website

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By | 2017-07-11T21:39:13+00:00 November 19th, 2010|Categories: Chefs, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Sip and give at Southern Oregon’s Thanksgiving tastings

It's tradition here in wine country for vino lovers to visit wineries and participate in tastings over the Thanksgiving Holiday. This year give as you sip!

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Simple coconut custard pie unusual Thanksgiving favorite ( published at Examiner.com Portland)

Simply perfect, easy coconut custard pie recipe delights for Thanksgiving.

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By | 2017-07-11T21:39:14+00:00 October 8th, 2010|Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Glazed Shallots from Harrod’s London ( published at Examiner.com Portland)

A delightful break with tradition for Holiday dinners, try these tantalizing shallots from Harrod's, London.

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By | 2017-07-11T21:39:15+00:00 October 8th, 2010|Categories: Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments