Category Archives: Cooking

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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Brussels Sprouts and Chicken

Up until a few years ago, I despised Brussels sprouts.  Mind you, I liked the rest of the Brassica family (cabbage, broccoli, kale, broccolini….), but them sprout things were just nasty. Growing up, we’d eat them boiled, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Asian Steamed Fish with Cabbage and Mushrooms

In lieu of an Asian bamboo steamer, I used my large Caphalon pot that is oven-safe. For those who’d like to know: this recipe is both gluten-free and soy-free. Today in New York City (and presumably elsewhere), Chinatown is throwing … Continue reading

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