Monthly Archives: July 2010

Grapes !

Concord grapes are a cultivar derived from the grape species Vitis labrusca (a.k.a. fox grape) which are used as table grapes, wine grapes and juice grapes.  We planted ours in 2008, and in 2009 got one cluster – promptly eaten … Continue reading

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Pizza Pie

Pizza (pronounced /ˈpiːtsə/ ( listen); Italian: [ˈpit.tsa]) is an oven-baked, flat, disc-shaped bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese (usually mozzarella) and various toppings depending on the culture.  And it’s easy and very satisfying to make one from scratch … Continue reading

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Surf & Turf

There is not much that I like more than good Crab Cakes, and mine are just that – GOOD !  I paired them with my Grilled Pork Tenderloins – famous around the world.  I marinade mine in a 1/2c Worcestershire … Continue reading

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Sangria Blanca

1.5 Litre bottle of Savignon Blanc, 1c Simple Syrup, a Lime, an Orange, an Apple and a Lemon, all sliced.  I added some Blackberries also.  Let sit in refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.  Serve over ice – … Continue reading

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The kind you eat, not the type that runs your life ( – and here on The Estate, they are peaking !  Ilsa puts them in her cereal, I use them in Sangria, salads, and to snack on.  Our bush … Continue reading

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BBQ Spare Ribs

Season Ribs with salt, pepper, rosemary and spritz liberally with garlic juice and a salt water mixture (1tbsp & 1tsp sea salt dissolved in 1c water in a sprayer).  Grill and finish with your favorite sauce.  We had them along … Continue reading

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The Antipasto Platter

Antipasto literally means “before the meal” in Italian, but we have turned it into the actual meal itself !  The Platter has been a Friday evening staple for many years, an easy meal to enjoy while watching a movie or … Continue reading

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