Monthly Archives: April 2011

Roasted Beet, Spring Pea and Goat Cheese Salad

The earthy flavor of roasted beets pairs nicely with the freshness of the Spring peas in this easy-to-prepare-ahead salad. For best results, invest in a good quality goat cheese with a creamy texture. In the dressing I used a raspberry … Continue reading

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Fun Miscellany – Gin and Royalty

As a member of the British Commonwealth I thought it appropriate to post some Fun Miscellany regarding favorite royal libations in acknowledgment of the royal nuptials later this week.  The late, and much loved, HM Queen Mother had a known … Continue reading

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Warm Choc Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Cookies with Vanilla Ice-Cream

These are a homey and divine dessert you can prepare hours ahead to the ‘ready to bake’ stage on the cookie sheets,  then pop in the oven for 15 minutes immediately prior to serving (remember to set the timer!). If … Continue reading

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Steak and Guinness Pie

This is a great Entree/Main Course for the Inebriated Epicurean in either the Northern Hemisphere where the nights are still cool, or the Southern Hemisphere where summer nights are giving way to cool autumn evenings. The recipe can be prepared … Continue reading

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Fun Miscellany

I like to keep a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot on hand as homage to the widow (veuve) Clicquot. It was her drive and vision in the 1800’s which established Veuve Clicquot as the champagne of choice among European nobility. … Continue reading

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Smoked Oyster Paté

This pate is a fabulous first course/starter you can make the day prior to your dinner. Perfect for the Inebriated Epicurean who likes to fully enjoy the evening without concerns about limp souffles or small kitchen fires, each of which … Continue reading

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Fun Miscellany

Inebriated Epicureans love their guests to have a good time and much jocularity is often to be had when they entertain. As eating and laughing at the same time can be problematic, it is prudent for Inebriated Epicureans to be … Continue reading

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Sausage Rolls

These Aussie gems from my homeland are always a huge crowd favorite as a hearty appetizer prior to a casual dinner, or as snacks on game-day. They are perfect for the Inebriated Epicurean as they can not only be prepared … Continue reading

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