Category Archives: Cooking

Tuna Carpaccio, Fusion Style

Contains: Fish.  Is:  Gluten-free, quick and easy. We are taking some good ideas from an Italian approach and a Japanese approach.  I made this as a small luncheon plate rather than a full-blown main dish. Use sushi-grade yellowfin tuna (Thunnus … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Bread Pudding with English Muffin, Apple & Nutmeg

Contains:  Gluten, wheat, dairy, added sugar.  Is:  Vegetarian, a dessert. I adapted the recipe below, but halved it.  I also made some other significant changes due to 1) this being made for an online competition using burger buns (or as … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Tomato, Onion, and BBQ Seasonings

Contains:  Nightshades, added sugar (which was in my rub).  Is:   Gluten-free.  Last March, I posted a sous vide recipe for pork loin roast, using an apple-mustard sauce.  And then I posted a oven-braised recipe for Mexican pork loin roast in … Continue reading

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Open Face Vegetarian English Muffin Cheese Melt, with Egg, Sauerkraut, and Sharp Cheddar

Contains:  Wheat (gluten), dairy. Is: Vegetarian, quick and easy. You can consider this a vegetarian Good Friday dish, as you will. More with the English muffin theme.   Do find a good quality English muffin, you’ll be glad for the taste.  … Continue reading

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Braised Korean Tofu (Vegan): Dubu Jorim

Contains:  Soy. legumes, nightshades.  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free (if using tamari), quick and easy. This dish is not always vegetarian, but this rendition is, and I had all the ingredients (other than the tofu which I ran off to buy, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Focaccia “Pizza” with Mushrooms

Contains:  Dairy, gluten, nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, quick & easy. This is a quick and easy recipe, and not meant to be considered genuine continental Italian, but something to make on a busy workday evening, or the like.  I used a … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 2, Sap into Syrup for Beginners & Small Scale Tapping

During this first year, I’ve learned most maple syrup folks decide to boil down their sap outdoors, or in dedicated sugar houses/huts.  This should be done at the outset – the humidity released is not really good at these levels … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 1, Collecting Sap

Yes, the sap is running!   (And yes, for some of you in lower latitudes and elevations, the sap has finished running this year.) This is a first-year experience for me – I did try on one tree last year but … Continue reading

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Chicken Drumsticks (or Wings), Baked with Balsamic Reduction & Hot Sauce.

Contains:  Nightshades in the hot sauce.  Is:  Gluten-free, paleo.  Probably nothing special, but something I’ve been making with drumsticks or wings as a main for awhile now.  Usually as a lunch.  Switch out the hot sauce or the backdrops or … Continue reading

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Savory Bacon and Cheese-Infused Muffins with Cricket Flour

Contains:  Crickets, insects.  If allergic to shellfish, avoid.  Added sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy.  Is:  My first ever cricket dish. As someone who tries (nearly) everything once, I decided to try insects. My previous experience voluntarily eating insects (swallowing gnats outdoors … Continue reading

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