Category Archives: Cooking

Okra, Tomato, Mushroom, Onion… Vegetarian & Indian Savory Style

Because the okra, the paste tomatoes, the mushrooms and that onion were looking at me accusingly, and the okra was reminding me I bought them nine days ago. Because one should be creative when facing one’s fridge, and that veggie doomsday … Continue reading

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Just Ducky V: Braised Legs and (Optional) Backs, with Plum

This one owes a lot to the Zenbelly Cookbook, by Simone Miller .  It’s highly recommended (the book, not necessarily my adaptation of one recipe, although I seriously did enjoy this…).  I like her approach to wholesome food and a … Continue reading

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Roasted Lamb Shoulder, with Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

PS:  I now have a Recipe Index up at the top of this blog.  Definitely it helps to remind me what I’ve already posted, and what I thought I posted, but apparently did not… ### I simply cooked up a most … Continue reading

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Osso Buco Style in the Slow Cooker — but with a Fresh Pork Hock

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Osso Buco.  It probably didn’t run in my circles or something, besides it is usually veal and it is extremely hard to justify how those supermarket calves are raised.  But even back in the … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Spritzer

I totally loathe this Wake Up One Hour Earlier Nonsense, aka Daylight “Savings” Time, here in most of the US.  Back in the years when it fell on a weekend near April Fool’s, I considered it an April Fool’s Joke … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Monkfish with Simmered Greens and Mushrooms

Monkfish is a rather homely (to us — they probably look just fine to each other) denizen of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.  It allegedly tastes like,  and has the texture of, lobster tail.  I can see the resemblance, … Continue reading

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Quinoa in the Rice Cooker

I have to admit, when I first saw this word, I thought it would be pronounced Kin-Oh-Ah, and went by this misconception for some time.  After all, that’s what it looked like.  People started talking about Keen-Wah, and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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