Category Archives: Cooking

Gluten-Free Bean Pasta with Mussels and Spinach

If it were a stew or soup, I’ d be inclined to leave the mussels in their shells, but in this case, they’ll be cooked, removed, and returned to the pasta when the pasta is ready for them. Garlic, dried … 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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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Onion, Smoked Gouda – Thanksgiving

To one and all, hope you had a grateful Thanksgiving!  (Whether you are in the US — or Canada, which does this thing earlier in the fall — or not, there’s always a space to be grateful about the good … Continue reading

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Skillet Mac and Cheese with Veggies

For many in America, mac & cheese is “comfort food”. We didn’t grow up with it as such, which is why I usually put the word “comfort” into quotes.  One man’s comfort is another’s discomfort… When we did have it, it was … Continue reading

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Chicken Heart and Cheese Omelet

Yes, I know not everyone shares my love of certain types of offal, and they’re welcome to pronounce it “awful”.   If you don’t want to use chicken hearts (or can’t find them), feel free to use a portion of … Continue reading

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Dining Out: The Lazy Goat, Greenville, S.C.

Yes, the next five posts (at the very least) will be actual recipes, but here’s one final Dining Out for now, written up early last night after the excellent meal, before the election unfolded, and with the photos jammed into … 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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