Category Archives: Cooking

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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Taiwanese Pork Rice Bowl: Lu Rou Fan

Contains:  Alcohol, soy (potential of gluten), added sugar.  Is:  Taiwanese.  Taiwan is another nation that celebrates the Asian Lunar New Year.  (As mentioned before, I’m posting recipes this month from east and southeast Asian cultures.  Yes, I am running out … Continue reading

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Filipino Kare-Kare with Tripe

Contains:  Offal, peanuts, optional shellfish and nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free. Time for more tripe…  At the end of this recipe I’ll put in links to the two previous tripe recipes I’ve made for this blog.  In addition, this one is for … Continue reading

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Chinese Silken Tofu, Quick, Easy, Uncooked, Vegan

Contains:  Soy, legumes, nightshade seasoning.  Is:  Quick and easy, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, served room temperature. I had planned to make a different and pan-fried tofu recipe, but discovered I only had the silken (which I’d bought back when I planned … Continue reading

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Japanese Miso Dressing with Duck Breast

Contains:  Soy (potentially gluten), added sugar.  Is:  Quick and easy, just ducky… A continuation of my Asian Cooking Month!   If you are gluten-free, read your miso container label.   There are indeed some that contain no wheat (gluten).   Duck is not … Continue reading

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Korean Seafood Pancakes with Asian Dipping Sauce

Contains:  Shellfish, gluten, wheat, legumes, soy, added sugar.  Is:  Korean, savory. The soy and added sugar is part of the dipping sauce.  You can always substitute the soy with coconut aminos.  Or, if you already have your favorite dipping sauce… … Continue reading

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Pork Tacos and Veggies in Soft Corn Tortillas – Leftover Pork Shoulder Roast

Contains:  Nightshades, grains. Is:  Mexican-inspired, gluten-free, working with leftovers. For this recipe, I used leftover pork  from the Pork Shoulder Roast with Pumpkin, Peppers and Onion recipe I posted yesterday.  I cooked portions of the leftovers further, for shredding-into-taco purposes. … Continue reading

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