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 This week I know I was supposed to tell you about the rest of Ryan Harwell, the young man for Conyers who rode his bike from Georgia to San Francisco, but that will have to wait for next week. I am waiting for a photo of him on the Golden Gate Bridge, so Ryan, please send the photo. Until then, how about a couple of easy but tasty recipes?

Cobbler (peach) but you can use any fruit or berry!

1 stick butter
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
3 / 4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
8 peaches peeled and sliced

 Butter the baking dish by rubbing butter over dish. Next, slice butter and place in bottom of pan. Add flour, sugar and milk in mixing bowl and mix until smooth. Then add vanilla. Now pour into baking dish over butter. Add peaches and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes. Lower oven to 350 and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust rises and is golden brown!

 Remember you can use berries in place or fruit. I suggest two pounds of black, blue or any of your favorite berries. Also cobblers can be frozen.

Marinated Artichokes
 As a kid I love those marinated artichokes in the bottle. Well I still love them, but as a chef I cannot go out buy pre-made chokes and put them on the table and say enjoy. The IACP might take away my sauté pans. My recipe is simple but very good.

16 small artichokes (steamed)
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces olive oil
1 table spoon vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon each
fresh chopped oregano,
thyme and tarragon


 In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients cover. Allow to marinate several hours.
You can use the same marinate for other steamed vegetables also, try broccoli, cauliflower or mushrooms.

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