Archive for June, 2012

I interviewed for this article a little while back, thrilled to see it.


If you have a golf group, family reunion, or just the family getting away think about hiring a chef to help with some of the cooking. It’s not a vacation if you have to cook, hire a chef, you’re worth it.

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Here is the recipe A Chef of Your Own used to make the Peach Raspberry Jam from the give away on my FB page. Please feel free to leave a comment there to be entered in the give-a-way. I will be drawing on Monday morning.

Peach Raspberry Jam

4 lbs ripe peaches,  5 1/2 cups peeled and finely chopped

1 lb raspberries, 2 cups crushed berries

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 tsp butter

10 cups sugar

2 pkg CERTO fruit pectin

Wash and dry 12 8oz canning jars

Place lids, screw bands and cup measure in sauce pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and set aside.

Prepare fruit as directed.

Measure exact amount of fruits into 8 qt sauce pot.

Measure exact amount of sugar into sauce pot. Add butter and lemon juice.

Bring mixture to a full rolling boil(a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.

Stir in pectin quickly. Return to a full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with a metal spoon.

Using cup measure fill jars to within 1/8 inch from the top. Wipe rims and threads. Cover with two piece lids and screw bands on jars. Turn over and let sit 5 minutes. Turn over and allow to cool completely. Store in a cool, dark place. Refrigerate after opening.

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Vacation home clients requested a Traditional American BBQ from A Chef of Your Own.

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Patriotic Potato Salad – Yukon Gold, Red Bliss and Purple Potatoes

 Green and Purple Cole Slaw

Carmelized Onion Tart


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