Category Archives: Cooking

Arrachera Mex-Tex Beef

Think of this as the meat you put into your fajitas, although you can do other things with your preparation.  Arracheras are nearly always made from skirt steak, and it is marinated up to three days before grilling, although 24 … Continue reading

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For Cinco de Mayo: Fish Tacos in Lettuce Shell; Vegetarian Tacos in Lettuce Shell

Here we have recipes for both vegetarian and fish tacos, served in lettuce. I’ve cut down on my home consumption of starches such as wheat or corn, and I’ve upped the outright veggies in my life.  Hence, a swap for … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Horizon Diner, Manhawkin Township, New Jersey (Brunch)

A baker’s dozen of us gathered together down in a backyard in Manhawkin, New Jersey, Saturday afternoon as part of a meeting of wonderful folks who share interests in historical (and sometimes not-so-historical) re-enactments.  Two of us had driven down together … Continue reading

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Salad: Lettuce, Cabbage, Hearts of Palm, Endive, Smoked Salmon, Eggs, Tomato, Basil

I was going to bring a tossed salad to a small pot luck I attended on Saturday — but suddenly remembering there was some frozen smoked salmon from Costco in the fridge, and that I’d bought endives, I decided I … Continue reading

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Spinach & Turnip Greens and Ground Meat Mini-Muffins!

Spinach & Turnip Greens Meat Mini-Muffins This is an adaptation from one of the cool recipes I found in Melissa Joulwan’s book, Well Fed.  I’ve created her recipe several times as it makes great Road Food for trips where you … Continue reading

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Foodie News: Food for Thought, Take Two

Foodie News is a once-a-month (ofttimes much less if there’s nothing out there that strikes my fancy to point us at or talk about) feature here.  It won’t show up more often than that.   In this case there are a … Continue reading

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Kimbap/Gimbap: Korean Rice Seaweed Rolls

Nearby, as in two miles (or less?)  away, there was a Japanese-Korean restaurant — they mainly advertised their Japanese menu, but the place was operated by Koreans, and eventually they added on a Korean menu.  I’ve mentioned their japchae in the … Continue reading

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