Author Archives: goatsandgreens

Pan Fried Blackfish (Tautog)

I’d heard tell of blackfish being an excellent eating fish, of superb but mild flavor.  So, when I saw it being offered for sale at my favorite roadside fish stand, I had to buy a pound of fillet.  Try (nearly) … Continue reading

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Chicken Hearts and Palm / Chicken Gizzards, Tomato, Mushroom and Okra

We grew up with my parents buying whole chickens from the grocery, and these birds would come with livers, hearts and gizzards.  My favorite little morsel was the heart.  It was a treat to find it in whatever dish Mom … Continue reading

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Adventures in Crustless Quiche

I’ve never made Quiche before these two recent experiments in quiche-dom.  This is definitely a weekend morning endeavor (or, they are pretty quick for an evening after work)!  But, you definitely can make them ahead and refrigerate for later — … Continue reading

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Foodie News: Food for Thought, Take One

Foodie News is going to be a once-a-month (sometimes less if there’s nothing out there that strikes my fancy to point you at or talk about) feature here.  It won’t show up more often than that.   http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/10/01/352771618/from-kale-to-pale-ale-a-love-of-bitter-may-be-in-your-genes   Is “bitter” … Continue reading

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Pork Pad Thai

Pork isn’t the most traditional meat item to put in a pad Thai — that would be chicken or shrimp.  Sometimes it is just left at the tofu, and no chicken nor seafood — but be forewarned that even if … Continue reading

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Young Steamed Octopus

The recipe: Each 0.75 pound octopus serves one person as a main dish.  The frozen packages I find in one of my supermarkets contain two each of these.  I’m writing the recipe up as per one octopus – scale up accordingly. … Continue reading

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Dining Out: India House, Northampton, MA

One of the best Indian restaurants I’ve been to in recent years has to be this gem located at 25 State Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. They’re only open for dinner, not lunches, but they open at five, and so a friend … Continue reading

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