Category Archives: Recipes

Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Poconos was selling homemade, hot Italian sausage that the owner warned us, several times, of it’s spiciness.  Yeah right, we said.  Give us six.  They were very hot and spicy, but in a good way … Continue reading

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Country Style Oven Roasted Chicken

Can you believe that the fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs are from my garden, having survived  -5 F and below temperatures!?  My sage doesn’t look that bad either 🙂 I try to find the smallest, local, non-Perdue and Tyson (they … Continue reading

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Turkey and Shrimp in Dashi Broth

Woke up Friday morning to a bitter, wintry day (-5F /-23C) degrees)  in Honesdale, Pennysvania, our kind of town.  The forecast for Saturday predicted from 2-10 inches of snow.  Hoping for a blizzard, we gleefully decided I should make a … Continue reading

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Guyanese Pepperpot with Oxtails

We were introduced to Guyanese (where they drank the Kool-aid) pepperpot at our son’s house this Christmas by his partner who is originally from Guyana.  Guyanese pepperpot is a traditional Christmas beef stew made with aromatics and spices.  The stew … Continue reading

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Herb Crusted Echine de Porc with Romanesco

I like this French cut of echine for both pork steaks and roasts.  My favorite recipe for this is when it is coated with herbs and roasted with prune stuffed apples, whole garlic heads and onions. When the roast is … Continue reading

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Pork Belly with German Cabbage

Our experience has been that domesticated pork, no matter in what country we’ve eaten it, manages to maintain some taste of its wild, Eurasian boar origins.  The exception seems to be found in American pork, which is tasteless and lately … Continue reading

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Pork Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gravy

My husband likes gravy.  It’s odd in a way because I know his mother didn’t make gravy, but would offer pan drippings from roasted meat that my husband would call gravy until I rudely sneered(not when she was there), made … Continue reading

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