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One ingredient that was past its prime threw it all off – Chicken with Artichoke, Fennel and Sun Dried Tomatoes.

This is a dish I want to redo. The sun dried tomatoes I used completely took over everything with an acidic tinge. It is my fault, I saw the jar in the fridge and didn’t think much of it until I opened the lid. At that point I gave it a taste, and decided to… Continue reading One ingredient that was past its prime threw it all off – Chicken with Artichoke, Fennel and Sun Dried Tomatoes.

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A more traditional pork chop. Herbed and grilled.

Pork seems to be an extremely versatile dish for us especially on weeknights. So many ways to prepare it and economical to boot. Here is a classic herb rub for Pork Chops from Cooks Illustrated. Of course they try to eliminate any hurdles so the chop is brined an hour ahead of time. It definitely… Continue reading A more traditional pork chop. Herbed and grilled.

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Vietnamese Style Pork Chops with Carrot and Diakon pickled salad.

I’m not sure if I’ll ever smell fish sauce out of the bottle and get as excited as say the smell of garlic simmering in oil, bread coming out of an oven, or fish off a grill or sauté pan. We all have our favorites but fish sauce (Nuoc Mam,) I think you have to… Continue reading Vietnamese Style Pork Chops with Carrot and Diakon pickled salad.

3 Stars · Gourmet Cookbook Vol II 1965

Ono (Wahoo) with an orange and sherry sauce.

We went back again to the 70’s with this one. An orange infused Newberg sauce for Ono. The original recipe calls for Pompano but its not a west coast fish and I have I never seen it out here. The Ono worked great as a substitute. What’s interesting though is how old and where the… Continue reading Ono (Wahoo) with an orange and sherry sauce.

2 Stars · Dining in France Gault-Millau

Cinnamon Butter with Panko Shrimp?

Let’s just say this is something that I’d never do again but I was happy to try it. I bet cinnamon and shrimp will pop up again sometime (this version is from a 1986 French Nouveau cookbook) with a tweak and make the rounds. The panko shrimp recipe was a dud (from another source) but… Continue reading Cinnamon Butter with Panko Shrimp?

4 Stars · Seven Fires - Grilling the Argentine Way

Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Thyme.

I think this is the first time I’ve cooked sweet potatoes. I always go for the regular variety of potato in the grocery and it’s something that just wasn’t in my wheelhouse, until now. This was a great but oh so sweet dish at first. I can see why sweet potatoes are so loved. By… Continue reading Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Thyme.