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Chinese Barbecued Pork

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese in Chinese restaurants get the red on the pork slices they serve?  I have.  Apparently char siu barbecued pork originated in Canton and contained red dye #40.  The recipe was adopted and adapted by … Continue reading

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Two Dollar Chuck

My husband says that Trader Joe’s is advertising an affordable wine, supposedly drinkable, for only $2.  For those young professionals who crave the taste of wines aged in oak barrels, Joe’s offers the economical alternative of wine aged with oak chips.  Well! … Continue reading

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Hotter Than July

We seem to be caught in a horrible French canicule or  heat wave, with temperatures as high as 101 F.  I hate that.  Unfortunately, I challenged M. Parret to a national day cook-off beginning with the 4th of July at … Continue reading

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Louisiana Crawfish

One of the many reasons that we adore Vadim and Galina is that they like food; to eat, to discuss and to prepare.  Since winter Vadim has been waiting for the crawfish in Lousiania to mature so that we could … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Glazed Roasted Country Pork Ribs

I guess you never really know your spouse until you get to see them every day, all day when you are retired.  It’s not like I didn’t know my husband, I knew he would have to be busy or we’d … Continue reading

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Chantal’s Barbecue

Tonio, a retired master mechanic, has his personal dream garage 2 doors down from our house.  He works on cars for his friends and friends of his friends, but mostly just hangs out Monday through Friday, 8-5, talking, puttering around … Continue reading

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Chicken Thighs with Herb Roasted Vegetables

I love roasting vegetables because well, they’re so roast-able. There seems to be so much more depth or intensity in the flavor of a roasted vegetable.  Sure the herbs and garlic help but still, I wouldn’t say no to plain … Continue reading

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