Grilled Mahi Mahi With a Savory Strawberry Salsa

Grilled Mahi Mahi With a Savory Strawberry Salsa

Recently Ranger Craig and I found ourselves without teenagers for a few weeks and decided to take off on our own summer adventure while our girls were away.  Of course my idea of summer adventure is somewhat different from Ranger Craig’s.  That being said, I was a good sport and decided I needed to increase my level of adventure and jump right in, literally.  I adore nature, the outdoors and all things ocean, so it seemed scuba diving...

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Risotto alla Veronese (Risotto with Ham)

Risotto alla Veronese (Risotto with Ham)

A few evenings ago I was preparing the most lovely risotto with porcini mushrooms, roasted asparagus tips and Gruyère cheese.  Doesn’t that sound divine?  Well, not to my little gal.  I could see the scrunched and scowling look on her face as she walked through the kitchen asking me what we were having for dinner.  I realize it might be asking too much of  a pre-teen to get excited about porcini mushrooms and roasted asparagus.  So, with...

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Grilled Halibut with Fresh Blueberries and Lemon

Grilled Halibut with Fresh Blueberries and Lemon

This is one of those recipes that truly came together last-minute.  I had a pint of fresh organic blueberries starting to shrivel in my frig and I really needed to use them.  I was thinking I’d make muffins or possibly pancakes, but then I thought why not use them for dinner?  I had a beautiful fillet of fresh halibut in the frig and the blueberries would make a delightful sweet but savory topping.    The key to this recipe had to be...

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Roasted Red New Potatoes with Fresh Basil and Lemon

Roasted Red New Potatoes with Fresh Basil and Lemon

This post is actually a two for one.  I just love a versatile recipe, so when I last prepared these potatoes, the Bennett crew decided they didn’t want the fresh basil and lemon version but something a little more indulgent.  Imagine that, roasted potatoes with garlic and olive oil more indulgent?  Well, just add a little cheese and you’ve got a winner. Of course I recommended a lovely shredded Gruyère, Ranger Craig voted for his...

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Spring Steamers

Spring Steamers

With four busy schedules, two terrier’s (dubbed “The Burly Bennett Boys”, and for good reason), garden’s that constantly need weeding or clean up of some sort, not to mention our ongoing house renovations, life can seem chaotic.  So, when Ranger Craig and I find ourselves on our own for dinner without the rest of the Bennett crew, we often contemplate eating out at one of our new local restaurants or one of our favorite...

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