Gratineed Clams with Spinach, Cheese and Crispy Lamb

~ Gratinéed Clams with Spinach, Cheese and Crispy Lamb ~ It’s the final challenge of the Lambs + Clams Contest. For the past 4 months I have been 1 of 8 national bloggers assigned to devise a recipe using lamb provided by Border Springs Farm or shellfish from Rappahannock River Oysters, culminating in the Charleston Wine and Food Festival in March. For […]

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Lettuce Wraps: Pomegranate Lacquered Lamb with Quinoa Pilaf and Spicy Hummus

Charleston Wine & Food Festival – Lambs + Clams Contest Round 3 WINNER!  Pomegranate Lacquered Lamb Lettuce Wraps Quinoa Pilaf and Spicy Hummus This month’s Lambs+Clams Contest, sponsored by the BB&T Charleston Wine Food Festival, featured a gorgeous slab of lamb shoulder provided by Border Springs Farm. I knew the lamb was coming and had some time […]

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Salame, Figs, Fennel and a Sandwich Showdown

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  Figs, Fennel Salami, Goat Cheese, Arugula, Apple-Fennel Slaw plus 1 Mystery Ingredient Yesterday I participated in “TopWichSF” a sandwich-showdown hosted by San Francisco’s Colombus Salame and Sean Timberlake, author of Hedonia and founder of Punk Domestics. I am a big fan of Columbus products, and was more than pleased to be 1 of 3 bloggers invited […]

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Lambs + Clams: A new contest and a recipe for Moroccan Spiced Lamb

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I was delighted to be asked by the folks at The Charleston Wine and Food Festival to participate in a food blog event and contest called Lambs + Clams.  This event will promote the annual festival while celebrating the purveyors and farmers who supply their products to the Charleston region. Four monthly recipe contests will be held in the […]

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Low Sodium Love: Coconut Shrimp Curry

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Coconut Shrimp Curry – who needs salt? A year ago, I participated in a food blog event hosted by Jessica, the author of the wonderful blog Sodium Girl. The challenge was to make a favorite recipe and reduce the salt as much as possible. As a salt lover, I confess that this terrified me. What if […]

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Flourless Chile-Chocolate Cake

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Add a little spice to your love life, I mean, chocolate, for Valentine’s Day. It’s never a bad idea to shake things up, and this flourless chocolate cake does just that. Laced with chipotle, cayenne and cinnamon, this dense fudgy cake has a naughty kick of smoke and heat cloaked in chocolate. Now that’s an exciting […]

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