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Ad Hoc at Home: Fresh Tuna Salad

tuna salad

I think I went on a little unplanned hiatus there. Blame it on the Summer, I guess. Anyway, I’m back! And here’s a wonderful tuna salad from the Ad Hoc at Home cookbook.

Now I changed a few things from the original recipe, not because I know better than Thomas Keller, or anything, but rather based on what I had at home, what I like, what I could find, and my level of laziness while preparing the meal. Actually, these are usually the components that affect any recipe that I make at home.

So . . . → Read More: Ad Hoc at Home: Fresh Tuna Salad

Nuts in the Kitchen: Gingered Fish on Spiced Macadamia Nut Butter

macadamia nut butter

So, finally, here is post number two from the cookbook, Nuts in the Kitchen by Susan Herrmann Loomis. Also, reminder: she is coming to Portland next month at In Good Taste, August 12-15, 2010.

In Good Taste is located at 231 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon, 97209. It’s a 3-day class (with a welcome dinner the night before) and you can enroll by e-mailing cookingclassesATonruetatinDOTcom. You can also call In Good Taste at 503-248-2015 with questions. More info here.

I was a little lazy and didn’t create the ginger flowers. I simply placed a . . . → Read More: Nuts in the Kitchen: Gingered Fish on Spiced Macadamia Nut Butter

Pork Tenderloin with Lightly Seared Strawberries

pork & strawberries

Summer makes me think of Spanish food. I think it’s the sun and the heat and the fact that I want to make gazpacho all the time and drink sangria (also, all the time). So, it’s usually in Summer that I will grab one of my most favorite cookbooks ever and page through it looking for something tasty to make. The cookbook? The New Spanish Table. If you don’t have it, go get it. You will not be sorry.

So, yes, Summer. Spain….strawberries! This was really good. The berries got a little caramelized and . . . → Read More: Pork Tenderloin with Lightly Seared Strawberries