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Canapes, Gourmet in the Field, Recipes

Mini Roast Beef

These are a beautiful classic, with a slightly adventurous base component. Even with all the exciting and exotic things that are currently being done to vegetables, it’s hard to find a crowd (at least here in Idaho), where beef isn’t a crowd pleaser. My original plan for this appetizer was to use a simple beef […]

Canapes, Cooking, Gourmet in the Field, Recipes

Tomato Melts

One of the best received vegetarian appetizers I have encountered during my time in kitchens, these little bites taste a bit like pizza on toast and a bit like caprese salad. I’ve made many hundreds of them, since they were a permanent resident on the banquet menu of the Colorado restaurant where I spent three […]

Canapes, Cooking, Gourmet in the Field

Canape Madness

No, Cookbook Roulette isn’t gone. It was just on hold because I was gifted a delightful cooking project that got preference when it came to my spare time for kitchen shenanigans. Also because holidays, which have their own way of consuming discretionary time. For the last month or so I’ve been working away on a […]

Cooking, Food Essays, Gourmet in the Field, Old Site

Pumpkin Roll

Thanksgiving season is visiting us again, with two family meals occurring in the next seven days. Which means there’s fall inspired baking to be done. It seems like we made this pumpkin roll at least once every fall during my childhood, but it’s been absent from the holiday feast for several years now. The lure […]