Category Archives: side dish

Cooking with Brian: Pork Char Sui

For over a year now, our family who believe in science and the Co-Vid Virus have been practicing mitigation; masks, social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, visiting no one and accepting no invitations to visit.  Our son works from home and … Continue reading

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Easy Braised Cabbage and Pork Chops

Stubb’s BBQ rub, a brand fairly new to me, is sold in a variety of spice mixes and works well on chicken, lamb or pork.  I particularly like the sea salt, paprika and garlic mix. The prep on these pork … Continue reading

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White Sweet Potato Salad with Chilli Lime Mayonnaise, Et alia

My husband first met Laura Allen when he was in Peace Corps, West Africa in the 70s.  Since then, continuously, Laura has been a good and loyal friend to our family.  We always looked forward to her visits in our … Continue reading

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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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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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Grilled Pork Belly Sandwich and Bok Choy

Before the plague, I ordered and froze a 5 pound pork belly from D’Artagnan, thinking of an Easter family barbecue.  I was a tad disappointed because the pork belly was more long than thick, which would be fine for sliced … Continue reading

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Miso Marinated Sablefish with Sugar Snap Peas

The State of Pennsylvania, among others, is an “open carry” state.  Which means that it is your constitutional right, based on the 2nd amendment, to take your gun openly into any establishment, event, park or wherever, except to a hospital, … Continue reading

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Browned Brussel Sprouts with Onions

My husband went to the store for bottled spring water , masked and gloved, and saw some brussel sprouts he wanted.  I have no idea if it’s the season or what but we both like them so……  I wanted to … 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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Chicken Elbows and Turnips

“Chicken elbows and turnips”, sounds so southern 🙂  There were nice turnips in the market, including golden or yellow turnips.  Looked great to me! I sauteed some shallots in butter before browning the turnips and adding bay leaf and  chicken … Continue reading

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