Monthly Archives: November 2017

Crab Body Gumbo

In Northeast Pennsylvania, with little or no access to what is considered by Pennsylvanians as “exotic” ingredients, I find myself nostalgic and craving both foreign cuisines and the cuisine of my childhood, that being Southern Black cuisine or what has … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Coated Smelts

I’ve always assumed that smelts were only available from the Pacific Ocean and was surprised to learn that other varieties are also found in the Northern Great Lakes region and the Atlantic Ocean.  These seem to be a larger variety … Continue reading

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Pork Loin with Apples and Plums

On an overcast and mildly depressing Saturday we were gifted with the company of Anne and Bob Lynch for lunch.  We cheered right up.  They are great company and we shared a drinkable Macon Village table wine imported by Louis … Continue reading

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Herb Mustard Roasted Chicken with Orzo

Past time to spatchcock something, I bought a farm chicken at Fretta’s Italian Food grocer.  It was larger than I wanted but I’m still searching for chicken that tastes like chicken and that isn’t too spongy?, gigantic and tasteless from … Continue reading

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Pork Belly with Aubergine

I’ve been a little annoyed these past months, not being able to find a pork belly piece bigger than a pound and mostly in little, fatty skinless squares.  What am I supposed to do with those?!  When I think of … Continue reading

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Miso Mushroom Broth with Udon Noodles

Oddly, I found several packages of fresh “udon” noodles in the produce section of Weiss supermarket!  Okay, they weren’t the large, rounded noodles that are found in Asian markets but I didn’t want the store manager, who was obviously thinking … Continue reading

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Spicy Ginger Garlic Bok Choy Stir Fry

Bok choy is one of my favorite vegetables, especially when I can find the the smaller, mini size.  Usually I split them down the middle vertically, steam a bit and add a spicy sauce. This time I was interested in … Continue reading

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