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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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Sauce Gribiche

One central reason for the beloved quality of French food is the sauces: the range of flavor and intensities is a treasure trove for us. There is, sadly, a little reluctance to go treasure hunting. Truth is, we are all too often in a fast food mood. We are having salmon tonight? Oh, let’s open the…

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Blueberry Sauce from Bakeless Sweets

  When summer peaks, so does our interest in fruits. Suzen’s interest in vegetables also peaks but, frankly my dear, I don’t give a … No, I care. I do. It’s just that I’m focused on the fruits of the season. One thing at a time. I’ve written here about the difficulty of some fruits:…

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