Category Archives: Cooking

Root Greens – in the Skillet

Yes, root greens — you go to the farmer’s market, and you see these lovely beets, or turnips, or radishes, with their greens still attached.  Sometimes they look pathetic (the greens) or sometimes they look sharp and radiantly green.  And … Continue reading

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Breakfast: Eggs, Liver and Asparagus

I had this two mornings in a row; the first day it was two hen eggs and a little more onion than shown here. Liver for breakfast, eh?  Well, I noticed they were selling it in strips at Whole Foods — … Continue reading

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Pork Carnitas (for a pot-luck crowd)

I love many varieties of “ethnic” foods, and enjoy attempting to re-create some of these in my own kitchen.  I’ve focused more on Asian and Mediterranean, and less on south of the (my) border, but I love Mexican, Peruvian and … Continue reading

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Korean Gaji-Namul (Eggplant)

One of my favorite veggies (technically, it’s a fruit) is the eggplant, especially the low-muss, low-fuss Asian variety where the skin is thin and very edible.  Known as the aubergine if you speak the Queen’s English, this plant is in … Continue reading

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Lobster Salad with Tomalley Dressing

As you’ve probably gathered by now, I tend to eat everything except the squeak on things I cook. They had a Fourth of July sale on lobster near by, so I bought one for eating later the following week.  I … Continue reading

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Arctic Char (yet again). Pan-fried with Crispy Skin.

Arctic char is in my top ten faves in the seafood world.  While I love salmon, steelhead trout and regular trout, this one is my very favorite, and at least around here, it is cheaper than most wild-caught salmon (with … Continue reading

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Spinach and Goat Cheese – a “Makeover”

I’m calling this one a makeover although the original my family grew up with, and loved, remains serviceable. The original recipe involved three packs of frozen spinach for the whole family, and a packet of Philadelphia brand cream cheese (other than home-made, … Continue reading

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