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Aye, There’s the Rub

In Beef, Chicken, Dinners, Pork, Seafood On June 14, 2017 0 Comments

For many of us, outdoor grilling is practiced rain, snow or shine. But when the summer months come around, barbecue is king.  We become bombarded with all sorts… Read More »

THE GREATER SCAPE

In Salad On July 21, 2016 0 Comments

A couple of days ago, my son Hunter answered the door. A nice lady at the door presented him a bundle of garlic scapes for his mother. Hunter… Read More »

I Am the Eggplant (goo goo g’joob)!

In General On June 24, 2016 3 Comments

There are people who say they do not care for eggplant. To them I say, “Pshaw! You know not what of you speak.” This is because eggplant is… Read More »

A Beef Shank Redemption

In Appetizers, Beef, General On May 4, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever had beef shank? While at my favorite store Uwajimaya a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a special on beef shank. I had never had… Read More »

Is there a pork belly in your future?

In General, Pork On March 15, 2016 0 Comments

In truth, for much of my life I considered pork belly to be on the bad side of disgusting. Back then, in America, pork belly was relegated to… Read More »

Cooking with Beer

In Beef, General, Pork, Seafood On December 14, 2015 0 Comments

Beer Cookery Foodiesan was a late bloomer when it comes to beer. It was only during her second pregnancy when she developed a craving for beer and coffee cake… Read More »

Hoi An On My Mind

In General On October 22, 2015 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we went on an arts and eating tour of Southeast Asia—three weeks of studios, galleries, temples and meal after wonderful meal. And the best meals… Read More »

Bi Bim Bap (a Lula, she’s my baby)

In General On November 11, 2014 0 Comments

Perhaps you are too young to have grooved to the beats of rock-a-billy pioneer Gene Vincent’s Be-Bop-A-Lula, which was a huge hit in 1956. But you might have… Read More »

Fermentation Foment

In General On September 8, 2014 0 Comments

    As the summer progresses, it becomes time to think about ways in which to preserve one’s excess produce.  Freezing is, of course, an easy way to… Read More »

Will the real best-ever banana bread please stand up?

In Baking, Breakfasts On August 15, 2014 3 Comments

It is my habit, when searching for really good recipes on the web, to add the word “best” or “best-ever” in front of the topic, so that I… Read More »