Monthly Archives: June 2008

John’s Bourbon cocktail

Sorry about the lack of posting, oh two readers of mine. Between the theater critics’ conference and general busy-ness, all I’ve had time to cook lately is clean-out-the-fridge pasta and scrambled eggs. To tide you over, I’ll share the recipe of a cocktail John’s been making me lately, basically a high ball meets Shirley Temple.

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Good combo

No real recipe here (particularly given half this meal is frozen pierogis) but sausage and peppers with pierogis on the side? YUM.

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Chicken quesadilla

Sadly, I discovered I was out of propane when I made this, so this became more of a makeshift George Foreman creation than I would have liked. Still, who doesn’t love quesadillas?

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Turkey and white bean chili

The flavors in this crock pot dish were very nice, but the chili was more watery than I would have liked. Cornstarch didn’t thicken quite enough – I think I used too much broth, but I wonder if there’s something else I could have done. Note: Many recipes I saw called for diced chiles – I would have totally added this if I had it on hand, as it would have lent a good kick.

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Homemade salsa

Had a tomato or two to use up, so it was salsa time. I’m actually not convinced I’ve made salsa before. This one could have used more kick (no hot peppers on hand) and was a bit watery, but I love the fresh taste.

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Melon and prosciutto soup

I was really excited when I saw this recipe – what a great summer twist on a classic combination. Made it myself with some variation tonight with refreshing results.

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Limeade with basil and mint

A refreshing drink we recreated after sampling in knife class – it’s a limeade of sorts that gets an added kick from mint and basil.

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