Tates Kitchen

Tates Kitchen This blog is the journey of my life as it exists today. Being a wife, a mother, an entertainer, an artist ... and loving every minute of it.

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mint & cumin spiced lamb chops

Aug 27, 2014
mint & cumin spiced lamb chops

 This...or These actually...the Lamb Chops.Wow!This was our main course for the July TK dinner. These are amazing! There does seem to be a lot of ingredients needed to pull the marinade together but actual hands-on time is minimal and the res...

TK dinner ~ August 2014

Aug 26, 2014
TK dinner ~ August 2014

This month I was told "you sure aren't very good at telling people No". I guess this might be a true statement since we had the biggest dinner yet! We usually have ten to twelve people for these dinners and they can pretty much fit around the dini...

caramel sauce

Aug 13, 2014
caramel sauce

In the photo above, there are several jars of Pear jam which I will get too shortly. But that jar on the bottom left? BEST Caramel Sauce EVER. My favorite recipe to use. The one I always have in the refrigerator. The sauce that is served with apples, a...

red onion flowers

red onion flowers

These are GORGEOUS.One of those dishes that makes you stop for a moment when you are reviewing your photos.And taste? Delicious! Just as good as it looks. Super easy to create and quite the show-stopper when you bring it to the table.recipe found in a ...

gateau de Poire

gateau de Poire

It's that time of year again. Pears! Four cases of these beauties! (yikes)Actually it feels a touch early to me this year. I thought I usually started this madness in late August - but maybe I am just not remembering correctly. The whole 'Pear, Pe...

figs & prosciutto

Jul 25, 2014
figs & prosciutto

This combination of figs and Prosciutto might be one of my favorite summer bites.Quick to come together and easy to serve.  Every chef and cook I know is making some variation of this at this time of year. The only difficulty I usually have, is gr...

TK dinner ~ July 2014

Jul 23, 2014
TK dinner ~ July 2014

A while back I was told "you live a magic life". I can't remember who said this to me but I didn't really give it much thought beyond my reply of Thank You. Then this past weekend we had the monthly dinner and this photo was taken.I have named this the...

TK dinner ~ June 2014

TK dinner ~ June 2014

Another dinner done. Whew!We recently took a little trip to the Oregon coast and camped for a few days so I thought it would be fun to serve a few standard "camping fare" items at the next TK. Silly? Probably. Fun! Yes.There was an oyster far...

zucchini soup

zucchini soup

It is hot. We do not have air conditioning in this house. I do not want to be in the kitchen. But then the new issue of Food & Wine shows up so here I go, into the kitchen. I had picked up a few zucchini from Hearty Fork Farm last weekend whic...

fresh strawberry crostini

fresh strawberry crostini

No actual recipe in this post. But I was asked to share a few tips about these monthly dinner parties I do, so I figured this was a great idea to start with. The no 'real cooking needed' appetizer is a life saver! I can make the circle toasts well in a...

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