Archive for January, 2010

Comfort Food Jam: Steak House Soup

Jan 27th, 2010 Posted in Gaelen's Kitchen | 2 comments »
Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions

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Last Monday I picked up a cup of Steak House Soup from a local deli – The Brooklyn Pickle. I was expecting in that bowl to find the tastes I love when I order a steak dinner – sweet-hot caramelized onions, earthy mushrooms, garlic and beef accented with a little tang of steak sauce. Read the rest of this entry »

Muffin Jam: Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Jan 24th, 2010 Posted in Gaelen's Kitchen | 3 comments »

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As a low-carber, I don’t eat much bread. But I do love muffins (bread portion control, or cake in drag – whatever you pick!) I have several muffin recipes in my collection. So when my friend Dottie asked me to make up a batch of muffins Read the rest of this entry »

Roasted Jam: My twisted lemon marmalade

Jan 21st, 2010 Posted in Jam & Jelly Recipes | 14 comments »
Two lemons, one whole and one sliced in half

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Some cookbooks have truly impressive titles. John Ash’s Cooking One on One: Private Lessons in Simple Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher has a heckuva title. I was led to the book by a simple recipe for Roasted Lemon Salsa, which I first found here (with attribution to Ash’s work.) Read the rest of this entry »

Comfort Food Jam: Smoked Fish Chowder

Jan 15th, 2010 Posted in Gaelen's Kitchen | 2 comments »
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Fellow blogger WendyP from The Local Cook launched a new series this month she calls “Fit Jerk Fridays” – and she kicked things off with a challenge from fellow blogger FitJerk to prepare a healthy locally-sourced seasonal meal.

I was on the road showing dogs and unable to get my kitchen organized enough for the first two FJ Fridays, but my improvisation on this Smoked Salmon chowder recipe from is my healthy, easy, seasonal mid-week entry this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sisters Jam: Spicy Split Pea Soup

Jan 12th, 2010 Posted in Gaelen's Kitchen | 2 comments »
Lentils and Peas

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Maybe it’s something about the temps for the last few days (it’s a bracing 20 degrees Fahrenheit as I type) or the need for something quick at night to finish out what have been some very long days. Or maybe it’s the general atmosphere that reading Anna Thomas’s Love Soup has infused into my kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »