Category Archives: Cooking

Dashi Vegetable Soup

Since I started making dashi stock from scratch, I’d like to eat some everyday.  It’s delicious, so easy to make and so much better than the granules I used in the past.  With the stock as a base, variations are … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken, Cumin Grilled Corn and Okra

For a year I have been virtually grill-less; Char Broil gas grill will not heat up enough to grill a steak, 2nd, new Char Broil gas grill will not heat up enough to grill a steak, complained to company who … Continue reading

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Roasted Duck Leg with Spaghetti Squash

Hudson Valley Foie Gras is a duck farm located in Ferndale, New York, our old stomping ground when we has a house in Youngsville.  It’s amazing they’re still in business because for a while there was wild-eyed, fanatic pressure from … Continue reading

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Crispy Fried Pork Belly

I was reminded of this pork belly recipe when I saw a post for it in my “memories” on Facebook.  I just happened to have a relatively lean, skin on, piece in the freezer that I surprisingly found in the … Continue reading

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Blue Plate Special

From the early 1900s until the 1970s when they were superseded by fast food restaurants, American diners were inexpensive eating venues for the working man and their families.  Open 24 hours a day, they catered to men and women going … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks in Wine with Pappardelle

I’ve forgotten what I was thinking about when I made the lamb shanks.  I’m usually thinking of something when I decide to cook but if I wait too long before posting, poof, all gone 😀 Anyway, I had two leggy … Continue reading

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A Chicken in Every Pot

I’ve been listening to the records that came with my newly refurbished Victrola and noticed that many of the records date from the war years.  I’m especially pleased with the Decca label that recorded swing, blues and jazz.  I’m now … Continue reading

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