Category Archives: Cooking

Garden Tomato and Mixed Greens Salad

A few of our neighbors have particularly green thumbs, and I’ve been really impressed with the productivity over their garden since the beginning of Spring this year.  They were gracious enough to share (or offload?) some of their bountiful tomato harvest this week.

Here’s a very simple salad I put together using said tomatoes – I think the colors were pretty amazing. Many thanks to Michael and Jennifer for sharing them with us.

Garden Tomato and Mixed Greens Salad

  • Various garden tomatoes
  • Baby Spinach
  • Baby Kale
  • Arugula
  • Manchego Cheese, Shaved
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Garden Tomato and Mixed Greens Salad

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

Flounder Haul

I went flounder gigging on the coast with my friends this weekend.  It was my first time, and I definitely had a blast.  While we cooked quite a bit of the flounder over the weekend, we did manage to take some home with us.  Here’s the first of a few meals that will stem from that haul.

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

Shrimp Stuffed Flounder

  • Flounder
  • Baby Shrimp
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Onion
  • Sliced Lemon

 

Wild Duck Breast on Mixed Mushrooms

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a pretty successful hunting trip to close out the last weekend of duck season.  A side effect of that success was that we were eating duck at my house at least once a day for an entire week.  Out of the many dishes that went through my kitche, this one was my favorite:

Wild Duck Breast on Mixed Mushrooms

  • Wild Duck Breast
  • Shiitake Mushrooms, Sliced
  • White Button Mushrooms, Sliced
  • Portabella Mushrooms, Sliced
  • Spinach, Chopped
  • Mushroom Stock
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Carrot

Cherrystone Clam with Grilled Lemon

I spent the last weekend of duck season on the coast with my friends Jonfer and Smitty.  In addition to having exceptionally Texan nicknames, they are also avid outdoorsmen.  On the walk back from one of our hunts they suggested that we take a detour to do some clam digging.  I’m pretty happy we made that choice.  With a half hour investment we filled up a small ice chest with freshly picked clams.  Here’s a pic of us at said ice chest:

Clam Digging

And here’s one little appetizer that I squeezed out of it:

Cherrystone Clam Salad

Cherrystone Clam with Grilled Lemon

  • Fresh picked Cherrystone Clams
  • Grilled Lemon, Sliced Paper Thin
  • Snow Pea Sprouts
  • Angel Sweet Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt