Category Archives: Cooking

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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Easy Oven BBQ Flanken Beef Ribs

Flanken ribs are beef ribs that are cut horizontally across the cow’s rib bones.  You can recognized these by the small bones interspersed with the meat on the long side of the ribs.  This cut is very popular in Germany … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey and Homemade Dumplings

Of American non-ethnic, regional cooking, I think that the American South has the most original, innovative and delicious cuisine in our country.  Of course I’m biased because both of my parents are from the South (Texas and Louisiana) but facts … Continue reading

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Bavarian Duck Breast with Cabbage

This is interesting.  The common duck bred for food in the U.S. is the Pekin (Long Island) duck and the breed of choice in Europe is the Muscovy (Barbery) duck.  The Hudson Valley Duck Farm in Ferndale, New York has … Continue reading

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