Date Night Dinner

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Bob and I spent a few days in Paso Robles, CA during our honeymoon (summer of 2011).  What a beautiful area, with vineyards galore!

The other night, Bob and I planned a “date night”, where we decided to pull together a fancy dinner.  We also decided to open our last bottle of wine that was purchased on our honeymoon.  What a fabulous pairing we had!« Continue »

The other red meat: Bison

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Last Sunday, Bob and I drove two hours to a farm in Indiana.  We went to pick up our most recent supply of bison.  Together with another couple, we order a quarter of bison every 15 months or so.  The meat is of the utmost quality, since the bison are grass-fed and naturally raised on a farm with only 30 other bison.

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M²T³ Events

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Marla and I are having a blast with our cooking get-togethers.  We basically both pick out a couple of recipes or recipe ideas, and proceed to make a mess in the kitchen together, while our husbands eagerly await for the results.  We end up with 4 or 5 dishes that we all share, tapas style.

Serious discussion ensues.  Too spicy?  Personally, I’ve never heard of such a thing, but it has been mentioned.  Too salty? Sometimes it’s better to measure than eye-balling it.  Wow–fresh mint is what makes this dish pop.  Recipe here!  Do you think bacon is really necessary in this dish?  Oh wait, that was just me.  I think everyone else voted for more bacon.

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Delicious Dinner: Bison!

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Just popping in to share the delicious dinner Bob and I whipped together last night:

We had one last package of ground bison to use (we buy grass-fed, organic bison from a local farmer, and our next order will be ready this weekend!).  I’m not a big fan of red meat, but this bison is outstanding.  « Continue »