Gravlax

2.5 lbs salmon, fillets bones removed skin on

2 oz coarse kosher salt

2 oz granulated sugar

1 Tbsp fresh crushed Tellicherry peppercorns

1 tsp fresh crushed coriander seeds

Fresh dill, chopped

Combine salt, sugar, pepper and coriander seeds. Press the spice blend into the flesh of the salmon using more for the thicker sections and less for the thinner areas. Sprinkle desired amount of fresh chopped dill over the salmon. Wrap the fillet(s) tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 48 hours turning the salmon over several times throughout the curing process.

Test for doneness. Flesh should be darker in color, firm and flake when lifted with a fork. When cured, unwrap salmon and rinse gently will cold water. Pat dry and rewrap and refrigerate.

Wonderful served with pumpernickel slices and dill mustard sauce!

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Quick Roasted Beets

Quick Roasted Beets

Preheat oven to 375. Peel, and slice beets 1/4 inch thick. Toss with extra virgin olive oil, coarse kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper (I prefer Tellicherry Peppercorns). Roast beets for 30 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet. Yum.

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My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

We wait all year long for fresh ripened tomatoes as they taste unlike any you purchase at the store. Why is that? Well I am sure there are lots of reasons but the store bought tomatoes simply just don’t compare. So now that garden fresh tomatoes have arrived, what do we do with them all? Or should I ask, what do we do with the ones that actually make it into the kitchen as I know many don’t travel that far. Here are my favorites:

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My Family’s 3 Favorite Food Groups

My Family’s 3 Favorite Food Groups

Every now and then we must indulge, enjoy and savor what life has to offer. Enjoying each bite of life truly helps me appreciate what I have and what more there is to come! This cake is not the norm at our house but sometimes we just really need to celebrate life. This cake, however does have my family’s three favorite food groups; butter, cheese and sugar. I felt much better about the cake after drizzling it with a fresh berry coulis….at least it had fruit in it!

 

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