Category Archives: Appetizers

Dining Out: Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, Flushing, NYC

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao (Chinese: Jiangnan, Shanghai, Wuxi, Sichuan), 59-16 Main St,  Flushing (Queens) New York City, NY 11355  (This experience with a couple of friends was a jewel of an event!  Okay, it was back in mid-March this very year, but … Continue reading

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Eyes of the Forest Deviled Eggs

This one would be great for Halloween, or as in this case, fun to do for a Murder Mystery Dinner, of which I participated in last this past Saturday.  Or, you could leave the decorations off, and serve just – … Continue reading

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Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmas) with Lamb

I’ve done the lamb variant twice now, and the vegan/vegetarian variant once.  I want to work with the vegan Dolmas a time or two more before I post that recipe; I found my venture to be a bit too “soggy”. … Continue reading

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Agedashi Tofu

I do minimize the amount of tofu I consume, but this is one dish I really like at Japanese restaurants. Makes a great appetizer!   It is sufficient for a light lunch, as well. It comes with two parts – … Continue reading

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Feast of the Seven Fishes, 2016: Featuring Eel and Smelts

Last year I had a truncated feast – I think it was four fishes. This year I had all seven. And while this is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, one has no need to stay with Italian methods of preparation.  (Or … Continue reading

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Offal Time Again: Beef Tongue Lettuce Wraps

I grew up in a household where my parents served us beef tongue, as I’ve mentioned in the past.  Mother was the one who usually cooked it, and she wasn’t the parent noted for going “strange” in the diet, so … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Yummy House, Tampa, Florida

Chinese cuisine in this country (the US) falls into two categories:  American-Chinese, and authentic Chinese-Chinese — the later more typically found in the more vibrant of the nation’s Chinatowns. The restaurant I am reviewing is more American-Chinese than Chinese-Chinese, but … Continue reading

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Chicken Heart Yakatori

NOTE:  I actually made this recipe about a month ago, and wrote it up about then.  I’m trying to pace out recipes and vary them up as I post them.  This turned out to be a good idea, as work … Continue reading

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Chicken Wings Redux Plus Blue Cheese Dip

Well, just so everyone is prepared for an evening of Budweiser and Dorito ads tomorrow (frankly, the Bud ones have gone downhill the last few years – they’re getting cliched), with way too much football breaking the ads up — … Continue reading

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Camaron Rebosado, from the Phillipines

This recipe is for the January Recipe Challenge from Lin’s Recipes.  In short, Lin picks a monthly theme, and selects recipes for that theme; and first come, first serve to select what you’ll make that month.  (The idea is for … Continue reading

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