The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook is beautiful. But more than just beautiful, it is chock full of recipe classics. Inside await over 100 of the restaurant’s classic recipes, some dating back to its opening in 1913, marking the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Part history, part souvenir, you’ll find behind the scene stories, historical anecdotes, and a wealth of expert information on buying, cooking, and serving seafood. A cookbook that actually works in the home kitchen as well as an informative, beautiful historical read. There were so many recipes I wanted to make. Pages of dog-eared recipes await my taste buds.
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Like Bing Cherries? One day only at Whole Foods, (Friday July 11, 2014) you can get them for $1.99 a pound.
Note: Pictures and content below are from Whole Foods.
10 Ways to Make the Most of Cherries + a Sale!
Cherry One-Day Sale
This Friday, July 11th, we’re offering conventionally grown cherries for $1.99 per lb in our US and Canada stores. So Friday is the day to stock up on cherries for this weekend’s smoothies, pancakes and salads and more. Read on for 10 great ways to make use of all those cherries!
Availability and limits may vary by region. Contact your store for details. While supplies last. Not available in our UK stores. Most of our stores do not provide rain checks for sales like this.
Take a Sweet Ride
In Japanese art, cherry blossoms symbolize the fleetingness of life. That’s because cherry season is short and sweet — very sweet. This year, I’m determined to seize the day. I’ve devised a foolproof two-part plan to enjoy cherry season to the fullest.
Step One: Eat as Many Fresh Cherries as Possible
I love to eat cherries by the bowlful. They’re perfect for a quick snack or an easy dessert. I also toss pitted cherries into cereal, salads, smoothies and anything else that might be enhanced by their sweet flavor and firm, juicy flesh. Here are a few ideas to inspire your own explorations:
Grilled Salmon with Cherry Couscous
Cherry Breakfast Quinoa
Cherry Almond Smoothie
Cherry-Arugula Salad with Almonds and Tarragon
Raw Cherry Crisp with Chia and Dates
Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes
Step Two: Save Some for Later
Once I’ve eaten my fill of fresh cherries…wait, let’s be realistic, I can never get enough fresh cherries. How about this: While I’m enjoying fresh cherries, I’ll be inspired to tuck some away for later. These recipes are great ways to make the joy of cherry season last just a little bit longer. (Storage times vary, from one week to one year. Read individual recipes for details.)
Spiced Quick-Pickled Cherries
Cherry Skillet Jam
If you’d like to save some cherries for smoothies, cereals and salads, check out our tips for freezing and drying cherries. Finally, if you’re making these or other recipes that call for pounds of pitted cherries, check out our tips for pits.
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I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down and read it straight through! (I’ll read it again, I enjoyed it so much!) You’ll love the characters, which you will get to know well. (well described, well-developed characters.) The story line is fantastic, and holds your attention from cover to cover. Several surprises along the way. Another masterpiece from the brilliant Mr. Dean Koontz! I rate this book 5 starts out of 5 stars!!
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These were delicious! Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try them. Don’t let the egg rolls sit. Have someone frying them and one folding them so the liquid in the recipe doesn’t make them soggy. Although there isn’t too much liquid in the recipe, if you roll them all and then go back to fry them, they will be soggy and the wrapper will tear. Other than that, they were great!
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Pork
2 Cups Shredded Cabbage
1 Cup Broccoli Slaw, chopped
1 Carrot, shredded or diced very fine
4 Green Onions, thinly sliced
1/2 Onion, finely diced
2 tsp. Minced Fresh Ginger
2 tsp. White Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp. Simply Asia Sweet Ginger Garlic Seasoning (Optional)
1 can or 1 lb. fresh Bean sprouts, rinsed & drained
1 1/2 to 2 packages Egg Roll Wrappers
In a large skillet, brown the pork and cook through. Remove the ground pork from the pan and put in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, broccoli slaw, carrot, onions, ginger and spices (to taste) to the skillet. Stir fry until the cabbage is limp. Add in the bean sprouts and stir fry for about 2 minutes. Transfer the skillet contents to the cabbage and stir well. Stir in the soy sauce, and white wine vinegar. Stir well.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees f. Deep fry the egg rolls until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with plum or sweet and sour sauce.
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My sister-in-law (Carol) planned a surprise birthday party for my brother’s birthday. She planned the party after is his birthday, because his birthday actually fell the weekend of Memorial day, and she felt the turnout would be better to have it afterwards, not only that but his birthday was past too, so that added more of the surprise element to the game. She got my brother quite good with this surprise party. He never seen it coming. This is the cake I made for his birthday party. The party theme was a gnome. When my brother grows his full beard, he looks just like the gnome my sister-in-law got him. So, that set the theme for the cake. This is my first fondant cake, and I was happy with the results. I really like what you can do with fondant that you just can’t do with buttercream. (I hear homemade marshmallow fondant with modeling chocolate mixed tastes great!) So, I will continue to play with fondant.
I also made 2 white cakes and a chocolate cake to serve at the party. The party was a blast, with all my family gathered in one place! Who could ask for more? Happy Birthday, my dear brother!
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Country Heaven Cookbook by Ava Miles. Delicious, simple recipes with ingredients probably already in your pantry, or very easily obtained. Comfort food, at it’s best. With 21 recipes to make, you’ll easily be inspired to cook the book!
Country Heaven is a special companion to the single title novel, “Country Heaven”.
Reader’s had enjoyed the scrumptious recipes she wrote for the book so much, that she wanted to share them all together with some extra family recipes not included in the book. The cookbook entries describe her heroine’s reflections about her grandmother, who taught her to cook. Ava Miles spent sometime working as a chef and loves to weave food (and recipes) into her novels. As in the heroine being taught by her grandmother, Ava’s grandmother taught her to cook too. Shes included an extended excerpt of Country Heaven for your enjoyment. (I read the excerpt, and went and bought a copy of Country Heaven. Stay tuned for that review.).
About the Author: USA Today Bestselling Author, Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Robert’s blessing for her use of Ms Robert’s name in her debut novel, #1 National Bestseller “Nora Roberts Land”, which kicked off her small town series – Dare Valley. Right now, her Kindle Edition of “Nora Roberts Land (Dale Valley Series”) is free!! But be forewarned, you’re going to be hooked & hungry for more from this author. I urge you to go take a look at her book ratings! Almost all of them are 5 stars reviews. If you read the excerpt from the Country Heaven Cookbook, you too will be hooked, and on your way to purchasing her novels.
I love the idea of reading for enjoyment, and getting some recipes too! Best of both worlds for me.
You can read an excerpt here, at the author’s website. (Excerpt in Country Cookbook is an extended excerpt and tells how she was hired to be his cook.)
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