August Cottage Cooking Club, Cheat’s Cauliflower Cheese


Welcome to the August edition of The Cottage Cooking Club where we monthly meet to share our preparations from the cookbook River Cottage veg everyday!, written by British cookbook author and food television personality, Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall. River Cottage veg everyday, inspires incorporating more vegetables into our daily meals while being creative in the process.

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Blueberry Cake


Blueberry Cake, so easy to make, so lovely to bake, and perfect for an afternoon snack.

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Spiralizer Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters


Little garden zucchini, medium garden zucchini, large garden zucchini, giant size garden zucchini. I would have skipped mentioning the large size zucchini since once this fuzzy green, itchy leafed plant really begins producing, it seems as if its offshoot goes from medium to over- sized in a mere day, but then, that would have altered my story-line, which is how I actually did use some larger sized zucchini before it got to the zucchini bread stage.

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Grilled Pineapple and Shrimp Skewers


Varied hues in sunset span streaks of blue and white, while skies in early daylight emerge dimmer day by day. A sense of quiet fills the air as if our ruffled, feathered, friends rest just a bit later. Enthusiasms subdued since early spring, as each morn boldly proclaimed the wake of day in loud, sharp rapid fire chatter, sing-song, chirping. Perhaps for some, their extended vacation visit has ended, have these begun their journey south?

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Summer green pea and mint soup


Refreshing seems a fitting word to describe the flavor of Summer green pea and mint soup. You might serve it hot, or at room temperature, and its perfect well chilled on a hot summers day… that is, if you store and hide it once cooked, for each time I prepare this soup it seems to practically disappear from the pot at its moment of finish.

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Grilled Chicken Pinwheels, kale, cream cheese, sundried tomatoes


Looking for something tasty and elegant, yet easy and quick enough to prepare in under one hour? If so, Grilled Chicken Pinwheels may be the perfect pick for you.

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Creamy Roasted Fresh Tomato Soup


Slightly brighter green strips, the color of a grasshopper, finely coat the thin fibrous bundled strands like waxed nylon string running through long electrical lines giving taut strength to each branch and the soft, crisscross veined leaves.

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July Cottage Cooking Club, Celery and blue cheese bruschetta


Welcome to our July edition of The Cottage Cooking Club where we gather to share our preparations from the cookbook, “River Cottage veg everyday” by British author and television cooking personality, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Our fearless and talented leader, Andrea, of the Kitchen Lioness, Notes from a Very Small German Kitchen  coordinates, out of Bonn, Germany the details of our lively online food and travel bloggers group, including providing the current month’s list of selected seasonal recipes.  Members then commit to preparing their choices from among these dishes over the following four weeks, meeting up again on the 28th of each month sharing together our findings and experiences on each of our chosen preparations.


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Herb Grilled Capon, Blueberry Salsa


Sitting at the computer one evening some weeks back, just catching up on news and posts, a certain title story caught my eye, something like ‘Let’s just stop already it on the grill stuff for Dad’s on Father’s Day.’ So I read it out loud, enough for those on the first floor to hear.

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Terhune Orchards, Blueberry Crumble


One of the qualities I’ve always admired in my next door neighbor is her sheer determination, but singly, her incredible ability to really maximize time, make every moment count.

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