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Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so central to my life. Ah, salmon. We had it alder smoked year…

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Bourbon and White Wine Cranberry Sauce

m4s0n501   Cranberry sauce? Wait, put down the can opener. You can make your own, your very own and very much better. You'll be using fresh cranberries. That can of sauce was made months ago, maybe even last year. This quick, easy recipe will give you a sense of pride. It’s so better to “make” your Thanksgiving…

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Blackberry Sauce from The Cast Iron Skillet

  This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, displays the skills and Seattle-terroir of authors Sharon Kramis, Julie Kramis Hearne and Charity Burggraff. I blogged a full recipe earlier, this sauce with a fennel-seared pork loin. It was sumptuous, but I admit to falling love with the sauce. God forbid I suggest it replace…

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Pork Roast with Garlic-Parmesan Cream

In a word, this dish is a surprise, a wonderful surprise. The word “shoulder” has origins that can be traced back only a few hundred years. In Old High German, it may have meant “shield” which strikes notes of strength and firmness. Today, a shoulder cut of meat is considered to be “less than grand.”…

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