Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden by Jeanne Kelley

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  • Roast pork tenderloin with smoked paprika, potatoes, and haricots verts

    • Cheri on February 21, 2010

      ok - not wild about it

  • Spicy garlic and smoked paprika roasted shrimp

    • Breadcrumbs on June 20, 2012

      p. 160 It’s a bit too early for garlic yet but green garlic is abundant at the market so I thought I’d make use of a mix of regular and green garlic in this dish. I first roasted shrimp during the Melissa Clark COTM and was immediately hooked on this method for its simplicity, speed to the table and for the delicious extra-sweet results. This was a terrific dish with lots of flavour from the smoked paprika. Dinner was on the table within 30 mins of taking the shrimp out of the fridge! What more can you ask for. 2nd dish I’ve made from this book and this is the best of the two. Photos here:

  • Grilled top sirloin with Jeanne's secret marinade

    • Breadcrumbs on June 16, 2012

      p. 188 When someone calls something 'Secret' you can’t help but think it’s special. It was indeed a flavourful marinade - pity it did nothing to tenderize our sirloin. I’d like to try this marinade again on a tri-tip or flank steak but it definitely disappointed in this recipe. First dish I’ve made from this book. Not a good start. Photos here:

  • Herb-roasted brined game hens

    • bellatavia on January 07, 2020

      We can't recommend this recipe enough! The herb butter is divine - and the meat comes out tender and juicy. We are inspired to use this herb butter on other poultry like turkey and full chickens next.

  • Brie and prosciutto pizza and arugula

    • bellatavia on April 16, 2016

      Once the brie is frozen, this pizza recipe comes together in a snap! The brie is an unexpected, mild delight with the prosciutto and arugula. I recommend making this when you can get fresh arugula greens from the farmer's market.

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  • ISBN 10 0762431830
  • ISBN 13 9780762431830
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  • Published Apr 03 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Running Press
  • Imprint Running Press,U.S.

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A visually stunning guide to the emerging kitchen garden culture--combining home-grown ingredients with globally influenced tastes!

Like many of today's home gardeners, Jeanne Kelley's backyard kitchen garden is a means to indulge her desire for fresh, organic, and flavor-rich produce. Just minutes outside of downtown Los Angeles, this same backyard is also home to Kelley's pet goat and Ameraucana chickens, which provide her with a plentiful amount of milk and sky blue eggs that often feature in Kelley's internationally inspired dishes. Now she shares more than 150 of her recipes, all of which incorporate new and authentic ways to take advantage of local and seasonal foods and incorporate the multi-ethnic flavors into your everyday meals.

This remarkable cookbook presents a contemporary version of field-to-table cooking that hails from a region where home chefs prune their kitchen gardens in the shadow of metropolitan cities and year-round farmers' markets provide heirloom vegetables that inspire classic and enticing dishes. Capitalizing on her 20 years as a Bon Appetit contributor, Kelley's recipes are simple and spectacular. With strategies for both weeknight cooking and special occasions, Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes is the essential manual for all who hunger to create quick and healthy meals with flair. In addition to the many mouthwatering recipes, Kelley provides readers with tips and menus for entertaining, plus a thorough kitchen garden primer that celebrates the simple joy of growing your own produce--including discussion on small container and community gardens, raising and keeping backyard chickens, composting, and growing your own exotic ingredients.

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