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Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam Himalyan blackberries are an invasive species to the Pacific Northwest that I both love and hate.  I hate them because they take over and have these wicked thorns on them.  I love them because they are prolific bearers of beautiful, juicy fruit which I like to turn into jam. There is a grouping […]

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Hot Kitchen Rustic Nectarine Tart Recipe Demonstration

#76 Nectarine Hand Pie Recipe + Rustic Nectarine Tart

This cute little heart shaped hand pie recipe is from episode #76. Hand pies are finger friendly, miniature sized pies.  When it comes to date night, I always advocate for little, cute, finger friendly desserts that are as cute to look at as they are tasty.  Sure sometimes I’ll make a full sized cake or […]

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Beef Stock Formula

Beef stock is rich and dark in color. It will add a pleasant brown hue to any food, and a meaty richness. Use beef stock for dark soups, dark sauces, red wine reductions, to add depth to meatloaf, to braise rich meats and vegetables, as a supplement to pot roast, etc. Formula: 1:3 proportion of […]

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Fish Stock Formula

Fumet (French for fish stock) is delicate and light in color. It is ideal for making sauces for fish, or as a base for clam chowder or other fish/seafood soups. Use fish stock to moisten fish cakes, poach fish, season risottos, rices, vegetable purees, etc. Formula: 1:2 proportion white mirepoix to salmon bones Sweating in […]

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Hot Kitchen chocolate souffle recipe

#75 – John’s Chocolate Souffle

One bite of these awesome chocolate souffle shots and your sweetie’s heart will melt. Honestly I don’t know why we have not made a chocolate souffle recipe yet. Perhaps we were waiting for John’s souffle recipe to do it, lol!! John sent us this recipe via our facebook recipe contest and it won us over. […]

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Pulled Pork Recipe

Pepper Fest started Hot Kitchen down a path. First it was salsa verde, and dehydrated peppers. Now it has evolved into pulled pork! In the US, today is a major holiday, Independence Day. It is a day we gather with friends and families, eat BBQ, drink beer, and play with or watch fireworks. I love […]

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Hot Kitchen Shrimp Louis Salad Recipe Demonstration

#74 Shrimp Louis Salad

One of the things we love to do on Hot Kitchen, our little cooking show, is to recreate classic recipes that have been all but forgotten in this modern era of ‘big food.’ I’ve long been a sucker for the old classic salad, Shrimp Louis. It is one of my favorites, but almost nobody makes […]

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