Category Archives: Food and Wine

Spaghetti Squash with Pancetta

I’m fairly new to spaghetti squash.  I read about it when I was overseas but never had access to it until I spent a year in France.  Everyone in our family likes it and the texture and flavor is just … Continue reading

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Asian Style Oxtails with Udon Noodles

I know I’m always preparing oxtails, but we like them a lot and we don’t have access to dependable quality variety meats in our area and oxtails are delicious, however prepared.  We have two more batches in the freezer 🙂  … Continue reading

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Light Batter Fried Pork Belly

I collect salt and pepper shakers and, back in the day, I found these salt and pepper shakers in Ferndale, New York.  At first I just laughed out loud, I’m a black American and I’ve never seen any black person … Continue reading

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Cherry Cobbler

I was inspired to make this cherry cobbler by my husband’s lovely roses from his garden and Jo cooks.  As you may know, I rarely make dessert but have made cobblers before because they’re easy and forgive the baker’s disinterest … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Fried Wild Catfish

I found some catfish labeled “wild caught” (from somewhere, it didn’t say) at Wegmans the other day,   The fillets were enormous.  I had to cut them in two before frying. I grew up eating catfish caught by my Dad in … Continue reading

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Wagyu Beef Burger

A longtime blogging friend,  award winning Conor Bofin posted a tantalizing grilled, wagyu beef burger on his blog the other day.  The beef from these Japanese cattle when raised in Japan and from the tajima strain are known as kobe.  … Continue reading

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Char Sui Pork and Asian Slaw Hero

Char sui pork is something I love to make in the oven because of the S hooks my husband recommended.  Years ago, I saw char sui being prepared somewhere in Asia over an outdoor pit, hanging from an indescribable metal … Continue reading

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Spicy “Shanghai” Bok Choy

Wegman’s Scranton had the tiniest baby bok choy I’ve ever seen.  They were labeled Shanghai bok choy.  I steamed them until tender and added my favorite spicy sauce for bok choy.  I should have bought more! It’s been a very … Continue reading

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Duck Legs with Roasted Fennel, Carrots, Onions and Potatoes

My husband asked me to bring his camera out to our stream the other day.  When I got there, there was a handsome drake and a hen with her ducklings!  And just like that, it reminded me that we had … Continue reading

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Help Tsegaye! We Need Gurage Kitfo!

Having lived most of my working life in West Africa, my arrival in Ethiopia was a pleasant, educational and interesting surprise.  Of course I’d heard of Hailie Selassie and his successful heroic efforts, before the U.N. and the League of … Continue reading

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