Category Archives: Cooking

Skirt Steak Stir Fry Featuring Persimmon

I discovered a new fruit the other day. The persimmon ( Diospyros sp.) is alleged to taste like apricot; I find it similar but not identical.  And I like it better.  Much better, so much that I am now plotting to buy my own … Continue reading

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Squid Stuffed With Seafood (and Some Veggies)

I like food challenges, as long as they’re not of the ilk of “Combine Ritz crackers with Marshmallow Fluff and hazelnuts, and show us your dish”, which is what a lot of Chopped seems to be.  Indeed, I like to … Continue reading

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Kale, Apple, Pear, Onion, Brussels Sprouts, Squash Casserole

Vegan and Gluten-Free. I apologize for the lack of a photo of the finished meal – just haven’t been myself lately.  Too many things on my plate, and I’m not talking supper. This was prepared for a potluck this past … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Yes, I am referring to the rolls make with the rice paper.  The rice paper itself is labeled “rice spring roll wrappers”.  But recently I ordered Vietnamese spring rolls out at a restaurant… and got served skinny greasy rolls with … Continue reading

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Steamed Kale and Pan-Fried Pork Chops

I love using my new induction range in my new kitchen!  I was going to share this meal with my general contractor Saturday at lunch, but he’d come in early and left before I got there, to go attend a … Continue reading

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Clams in the Raw – a Note for Ease of Opening These

I’ve been busy – yes, my arm is much better now, and I can cook efficiently again.  I can even eat like a polite member of society (no putting my face about four inches from the plate any more, or … Continue reading

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Avocado and Guinea Fowl Breakfast Egg Boats

I get my guinea fowl eggs from the Bethel Farmers’ Market, Connecticut.  Think of them as small chicken eggs, they really don’t taste any different than chicken eggs at least from this same vendor.  They’re just a bit smaller than … Continue reading

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