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Grilled Tuscan Steak

As evenings grow shorter and cool winds disperse the last perfumes of summer, I’m reminded The Ozone House dinner, “An Evening at the Farmers Market,” is just around the corner. The open-air feast will be held this year on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m., served beneath lights strung high above tables set with wildflowers, … Full recipe post »

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

“What makes this sauce so tasty?” “Anchovies,” I replied. “But I don’t care for anchovies.” “Do you like Worcestershire Sauce sprinkled on a burger?” “Don’t tell me…” “You betcha. Anchovies are the secret weapon in Worcestershire Sauce. You love the taste of those furry little critters; you just don’t know it.” And so began the … Full recipe post »

Ultimate grilled buffalo steak with crushed peppercorn crust

Every year on my birthday I receive a birthday steak from a family member. It’s a family tradition that began with my grandmother some 50 years back, and though she’s since departed, giving a steak as a birthday present remains our custom to this day. My birthday coincided with a friend, Wendy Williams, advising me … Full recipe post »

Baked (or grilled) Oysters with Romano and Creole Sauce

How do I love thee, dear oysters? Let me count the ways. I love thee on the half shell with freshly grated horseradish, smoked over burning embers, baked on a bed of garlicky spinach, stewed in a broth, pan-fried in cornmeal or tempura. (And those are just the starters.) No doubt, I’m an oyster fan … Full recipe post »

Grilled Butternut Squash Pizza with Fried Sage Leaves

I love grilling pizza. It’s so easy and once you get the hang of it, boxed pizza may be a distant memory — you may also decide to retire your pizza stone forever! I used to have a pizza stone reserved for scratch-made pizza. However, it fell out of the original box, toppling down the … Full recipe post »

Grilled Duck with Cherry Sauce

I’d guess most states in America have several sources of mouth-watering, municipal pride – a local food lover’s destination, perhaps, or culinary product the citizenry reference with great passion. In one state, for instance, the locals may point you in the direction of a barbecue joint, and tell you their pulled pork sandwich was voted … Full recipe post »

Grilled Portabella, Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Detox Resolution Recipe Series: Using whole grains, vegetables, lean meats and healthier fats in recipes you may find taste really good! One of the great vegetarian flavor profiles, to my palate, is the combination of eggplant, portabella mushrooms, goat cheese and fresh basil. This combo is delicious stacked in a timbale, decorating a pizza, served up in … Full recipe post »

Super-Simple Turkey Breast (grilled or roasted)

Like any circus performer worth their salt, I’m quite adept at juggling my one oven, outdoor grill and toaster oven when entertaining. Thanksgiving is the one day of the year I drop the ball, lusting after that second oven to bake casseroles and pies as my turkey roasts. I don’t like my menu dictated by … Full recipe post »

Grilled Paella with Chicken & Shellfish

Got any items on your to-do list that you’d like to check-off before the first snow flies? Fly a hot air balloon ride over Pinkney; paddle a canoe down the Huron River at sunset? For me, having friends over for a cookout featuring grilled paella tops the list. Paella is to Spain what risotto is … Full recipe post »

Grilled Balsamic Lamb Chops

I think lamb is the most overlooked meat in America. It’s surprising because across the world its popularity far exceeds beef. In fact, savory lamb recipes are the staples of our planet’s oldest cooking traditions. If you don’t like lamb, maybe it’s  because you feel its fatty (it is) and tastes & gamey (it’s not, … Full recipe post »

Grilled Balsamic Chicken Salad

Nothing cranks my cranker like a good chicken sale.  I have found that  boneless chicken breasts and thighs freeze well, keeping a couple of months without embracing the bitter taste of frost-burn. Marinated raw chicken is, as well, terrific fodder for the freezer. It’s so great to have them at-the-ready for impromptu chicken salads and … Full recipe post »

Grilled Swiss Chard Bundles with Smoked Mozzarella

If you’re ever in need of an appetizer or vegetarian side dish that’s somewhat out of the ordinary, these savory bundles would be the ticket. I’ve made Swiss Chard Bundles with other cheeses in the past, but the locally produced Serra smoked mozzarella is my favorite cheese to use in this particular recipe. Place cheese … Full recipe post »

Tuscany: Grilled Fish “Il Bellini” with Asparagus and Fennel

I love planning trips online.  You never know what adventure will pop up.  This year we found a centuries-old farmhouse, Il Bellini, recently updated on a hillside in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  Anticipating a culinary adventure, the farm’s spectacular view of olive trees from ancient chestnut-framed windows (and updated kitchen!) were the first hints … Full recipe post »

Grilled Stacked Mediterranean Eggplant

My fledgling tomato plants measure 16-inches tall–I just went outside with my ruler to double-check. So how is it possible Carpenter’s Greenhouse and Organic Produce(Allen, Michigan) is selling beautiful Michigan tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market? “We begin germinating the tomato seeds in-house in January,” said Rich, one of the gentlemen who sold me the tomatoes at … Full recipe post »

Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini and Flatbread with Tzadziki

I made a dish similar to this last month, but today I substituted zucchini and eggplant for the marinated lamb. I’m grilling the veggies on a grill pan; I’ve sacrificed one to many slices of vegetables this year to the God of the Flames. You will have leftover tzadziki, but it keeps in your fridge several days. It’s a healthy … Full recipe post »