Mike’s Kitchen

Fish & Lemon Halibut Cakes

Halibut Cakes

As harvest 2020 begins and the fires temporarily subside, it’s time to think positive thoughts – like what’s for dinner. I’m digging into my freezer for the last of the halibut caught in last year’s Alaskan fishing adventure. Here is a complement to any table. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound halibut, cooked and cooled Salt and pepper …

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Yellow Cheese

Cheesy Popovers

It’s the time of year for roasts, stews and hearty soups. A wonderful (and easy) accompaniment to any of the above is this month’s dish – cheesy popovers. Simple ingredients, quickly put together and a crowd pleaser; you can serve this with any Taft Street wine. INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus more for greasing …

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Quick Chicken

Quick Chicken

Over the past week we have been living out of our suitcases, as fires have covered the region. We have stayed with various friends who often had other displaced guests. Meals were makeshift, but we usually managed to get together something more than palatable. Here’s what we did last night. INGREDIENTS: 8 boneless chicken thighs …

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Tomato Cobbler

Finally tomato season has arrived! It was a bit late this year due to spring rains, but now we see (and taste) an abundance of some of the juiciest and most flavorful fruit this side of grapes. This particular dish would make a great outdoor brunch or lunch. INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons butter 1 onion, diced …

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