Baked Eggs in a Basket

Soft baked eggs and cheese in Canadian bacon

My twin sister will cringe when she reads this blog post.  Sunshine was my nickname in high school.  Yep, I was quite the perky gal.  Too perky probably.  Annoyingly positive.  I’m not sure why.  Life certainly wasn’t always sunshine and roses.  But … [Read more...]

Tomato, Green Olive and Fresh Herb Salsa with Pan Seared Scallops

Tomato, Green Olive and Fresh Herb Salsa

It's been a busy summer.  And we're not done yet!  Although school starts soon (doin' a happy dance right now) it still feels like summer in these parts and I've got a few more summer recipes to post.  Here in the Northwest, we hang on to summer as … [Read more...]

My Favorite Steamers

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  On July 4th the sun finally arrived.   It was a glorious day.  We have a joke around these parts, summer begins day after 4th of July because that's usually when our sunny weather arrives.  This year we got summer one day early.  A happy … [Read more...]

Roasted Fresh Seasonal Fish with Herb Butter, Tomatoes and Garlic

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Simplicity is the name of the game when it comes to dinner in the Bennett house.  This doesn't mean we like to sacrifice quality or flavor, it just means some days we need dinner in a jiffy.   Fresh fish is fast.  It's easily paired with fresh … [Read more...]

Slow Roasted Italian Pork Shoulder with Rosemary White Beans

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This dish is what the Bennett crew calls "pork and beans".  Most definitely not the traditional pork and beans I grew up on, you know, the kind that's heavily laced with barbeque sauce and lots of smoky bacon. Although the traditional pork and … [Read more...]

Fresh Seasonal Fish Topped With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic, Shallots, Lemon and Fresh Herbs

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It's that time of year when I suddenly realize all the beautiful fresh local tomatoes will soon be a distant memory until they arrive once again next summer.   I'm now in a full-fledged panic to use as many of those juicy tomatoes as I possibly can.  … [Read more...]

Grilled Halibut with Fresh Blueberries and Lemon

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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 … [Read more...]

Spring Steamers

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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 … [Read more...]

Spicy Seafood Stew

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With the cool weather comes the yearning for comforting stews and soups and hearty winter dishes that warm the soul and satisfies the hunger.  One of my family's favorites is a spicy seafood stew served over saffron or white rice.  Mildly spicy, … [Read more...]