Category Archives: Bacon

Rice Pilaf with Spinach and Bacon

Spinach, spinach everywhere!  I have loved the beautiful spinach I am getting in my CSA box each week.  It has been some of the best  that I have ever had, but I cannot prepare this every week.  I have to branch out and try something new,even though sitting down with a bowl of this would be quite rewarding. What did I come up with?  It had to be something quick and a dish that could use some of my other CSA goodies, a gorgeous oyster mushroom and an onion.  Anna’s rice pilaf recipe came to mind.  It’s not her original recipe.  I will share it at a another time.  It is quite delicious.  I used it as a side dish, but it could very well work as a main dish.  I have been known to add a little soy sauce and eat a plateful. 

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Filed under Bacon, easy, Local CSA, Rice, side dish, spinach

Pan Seared Scallops with Bacon and Kale

Let me tell you about my relationship with Kale.  It is non-existent.  I have heard of it, but never have purchased any much less prepared it.  So when these beautiful greens arrived in my CSA box  I really was at a loss as to what to make with them.   Searching the internet I came up with several good ideas.  Here is one that I think is a winner.  This vegetable can have somewhat of a bitter taste, but the balsamic vinegar and salt cuts the bitterness and it is just plain good.  Here is a great article to learn more about this type of cabbage.  Yes, cabbage.

Oh yea!  What about the scallops?  They are as good as they look.  Pan seared in bacon drippings .  Yummy!   Another thing this is really a 30 minute meal that can be prepared in 30 minutes.

My inspiration came from Cooking Light.  I love the magazine.  The photography is definitely something that you can drool over.  I just could not resist making these scallops that appeared in this month’s issue.  The results are simple, elegant and delicious.

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Filed under Bacon, Kale, Scallops