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Smoked Salmon, Potato and Leek Frittata

Smoked Salmon, Leek and Potato Frittata

The spring garden is poised to offer up some lovely vegetables flavor combos, and just as we begin to imagine that it is happening, farmer’s markets are coming alive with the bounty! The potato – leek duo, celebrated here in this lovely Spring frittata recipe, is annually elevated by the traditions of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday celebrations. Potato Leek Soup readily comes to mind when planning an Irish fete and part of the reason for this association is that in Ireland, potatoes and leeks are vegetables that can be pulled from the cellars of the fall harvests. Depending on where you live, however, you will soon find theses beauties of the spring harvest at your markets.


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Buckwheat Banana Pancakes with Pomegranate Maple Syrup


Breakfast on Sunday has always been a tradition in our home.  The ease into the morning, the paper, the coffee, the aroma from the kitchen and the pretty table all add up to the perfect beginning to everyone’s favorite day of the week.

And these pancakes are AMAZING!!!  I love them more than donuts!! The earthiness of the buckwheat combines with the sweetness of the ripe banana in a sultry tenderness that is balanced by the bright pop of the pomegranate seeds in maple syrup!  And the smell in the kitchen will draw your family in and make them never want to leave your home for any reason.  Just stay home and eat these pancakes. Well, maybe that isn’t exactly the objective here.  But at least you can be assured they will linger.

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Buttermilk Biscuits and Country Ham

Growing up, – when dinner preparations began, the question quickly arose – “are we having biscuits or cornbread?”.  Such a staple of the southern kitchen, these “quick breads” were part of our lives.  Well, I hope you enjoy this little photo essay on biscuits and country ham.  I know my hubby did!  Happy Sunday!!!

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