Winter is Coming

For those in the know, Winter will arrive in 39 days. This could come straight from The Inn at the Crossroads; Seasoned Pork Stuffed and Prosciutto Wrapped Boneless Cornish Hens with Pan Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Baby Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes. Winter is coming, eat well.

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Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Honey Citrus Thyme Sauce over Fire Roasted Corn and Celeriac Root Mash and Sautéed Asparagus Tips with Leeks and Garlic

Want to know how to make this delectable duck dish? Tune in for the live simulcast 30 January 2013 on The Health and Wellness Channel live web feed, 2-4 pm (Eastern). A one hour presentation on food and obesity will be followed by a cooking demo of this piece of poultry perfection. We will also…

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Wellington Hash

  Ever wonder what to do on the weekend with some leftovers? Well here’s an upscale version of a breakfast classic, steak and eggs. Smoked prime rib is added to potatoes, onions, garlic and some exoctic mushroom duxelle to Doc’ up the average hash into a worthy Wellington hash. But it doesn’t stop there, add…

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Get Your Wellies On

By request, for a classic holiday treat, today we share a simple but elegant and mouthwatering entrée, Beef Wellington. This is also a great way to use up any large leftover pieces of prime rib from the holidays. This example uses an applewood smoked prime rib to start. If you have a filet mignon, for…

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Day Five: Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Mash and Sautéed Green Beans

For Day Five it’s a spicy trip to the Chesapeake Bay. Simple sautéed shrimp are elevated with some classic Mediterranean style spices, herbs and a touch of heat. Once the shrimp salad (recipe follows) is finished, form about eight ounces in to four two-ounce patties (reserve the remaining two ounces of salad for ravioli stuffing).  Dredge the patties…

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Dragonfruit Duck

Fall brings a variety of familiar flavors. It also brings some regional curiosities. Here in Florida, it brings locally grown dragonfruit to the shelves. Hylocerus undatus, or the white-fleshed pitahaya is a red-skinned fruit with white flesh. This is the most commonly seen variety of dragon fruit. It is a mildly sweet, tropically flavored fruit that is…

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Chicken Soup for the Hungry

Chicken  soup for this and chicken  soup for that. It’s all wonderfully soothing  kitschy  marketing mumbo jumbo, fuzzy kittens, hugs and earthy  crunchy  feel goodedness.  But whatever happened to  chicken soup for the tummy?? Chicken soup because it tasted delicious?  Here is a recipe based on the  simple homemade from scratch  chicken  soup  I grew…

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A Potato Twist-Swedish Style

Tired of that same old baked potato side? Here’s an easy and tasty twist: Hasselbackspotatis or Hasselback potatoes. Truth be told, although quite elegant in appearance, these spuds are actually no hassle to make. They are named for the restaurant in  Stockholm,  Sweden where they were believed to have been created; the Hasselbacken. The potatoes…

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Super Sides

Side dishes are sometimes treated like a red headed step child. However, they are more like a pound pup; a little love yields a big reward. Here’s a simple side that amps up any main dish and makes it a whole lot better. Oven roasted rosemary potatoes combined with some wilted greens. Adopt a side today.

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St. Patty’s Pie

St. Patty’s Pie Honey Mead Corned Beef 3-4 pound beef brisket 1 cup mead (or use white wine and add 1 Tbs honey) 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp. mustard seed 1 tsp. black peppercorns ¼ cup juniper berries 2 bay leaves 1 slice fresh ginger 1 tsp. whole cloves 1 Tbs whole allspice ¼ cup…

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