Monthly Archives: February 2012

Adventuring in Manhattan – Dining Out

I got invited to hang out at a beer bar and an Ethiopian restaurant down in New York City Saturday  a week ago (February the 18th), which sounded like a fine idea, especially since it has been years since I’ve … Continue reading

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Bobcat Surprise. And My “The Meal” Photo and Basic Recipe (Salad)

For our first trick, we’re going to roast a bobcat… No, only kidding. This is the feller that strayed into my side yard yesterday.  The photos are less than stellar, but he (she?) wasn’t going to stand still for it. … Continue reading

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The Meal — an attempt to document a meal or a snack photographed Friday 12:00 noon EST, Feb 24th..

I’m not sure what the significance of this all is, but for me it will be a minor bit of fun that I’ll go ahead and participate in. http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/themeal  — The Meal. Apparently, they want photographers interested in what they … Continue reading

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Another Shad Roe Recipe

All right. I posted about shad roe last year.  But no, I found an early shad roe in the supermarket over the last weekend.  It’s pricey, but I was sort of on the depressed side, and figured it could cheer … Continue reading

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Monkfish, Asparagus, Shiitake

1.5 tablespoon quality butter (in my case, pastured Kate’s Homemade Butter) 1.5 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup of extra dry vermouth 1 pound = 1.25 pound of monkfish, sliced into 1/2 inch or smaller … Continue reading

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On a Wing and a Prayer

Okay, up front here, serious disclaimer and curmudgeon alert (but we will get to the recipe sooner or later):  watching grass grow is more interesting and rewarding to me than watching pro sports, especially football or baseball.  Basketball at least … Continue reading

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