Archive | May, 2011

White Bean & Kale with Grilled Ham Shank Soup

Try this hearty and succelent soup, just in time for summer! Directions Soak beans overnight in cool water if you do not have a pressure cooker. Discard water, add 8 cups fresh water, grilled ham shank or hocks and bay leaf to stockpot, cook covered over medium low heat till beans are tender. If using […]

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Immokalee Farmers Market Trip

Immokalee is located in Southwest Florida, it’s just outside of Naples, and a stones throw from Tom Monaghan’s “Catholic Town” and “Ave Maria University”. The main draw to Immokalee is its Seminole Casino, the closest Casino to be had unless you continue east towards Miami or head out into the Gulf of Mexico on a […]

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Florida Sweet Onion French Soup

French onion soup is one of John’s all time favorites and a bonafide classic, it’s also really easy to make and won’t drain your pocket book. Start by sourcing the freshest onions you can get your hands on. We used Florida sweet onions for this recipe, straight from the garden. A great soup is only […]

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Cream of Morel Mushroom Soup

Wow, where to begin! These lovely Ascocarps known under many aliases such as: morchella, dryland-fish, hickory chickens, merkels and miracles are unlike any other mushroom on the planet in regards to its flavor profile. Mother Nature managed a wonderful mash-up of what many, including myself, look for in a shroom that separates it from garden […]

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Best Ever Beer Bread

If baking was always this easy garnering results this amazing I might actually start to like it! This is a true no-brainer homemade bread recipe for the baking brain dead among us. You must use parchment paper, not wax paper, trust me. The cornmeal is essential as is high quality flour; I really like King […]

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