Monthly Archives: February 2017

Secret Sauce Braised Country Spareribs

I looked in the refrigerator yesterday and re-noticed a measuring cup with plastic wrap on top and 3/4 filled with some dark liquid stuff.  I re-heated it in the microwave and tasted it. Good taste, whatever it was. I sliced a … Continue reading

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Chinese Barbecued Pork

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese in Chinese restaurants get the red on the pork slices they serve?  I have.  Apparently char siu barbecued pork originated in Canton and contained red dye #40.  The recipe was adopted and adapted by … Continue reading

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In the early nineteenth century when the French referred to Indochine or what is now known as Southeast Asia, they were referring to Asian lands historically within the cultural influence of India.  It took me a long time to find … Continue reading

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Easy Curried Chicken and Mirliton

My husband bought 4 mirliton squash (chayote) that kept giving me the eye every time I opened the refrigerator.  They were beginning to look grim, so I cooked them. This small squash (about the size of a large avocado), with edible … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Calamari with Linguini

I was very excited about repeating this recipe.  The first time I made it was in Germany with enormous calamari tubes that I found in an Italian supermarket.  As I made my list, I wasn’t too worried about the ingredients, … Continue reading

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Flanken Ribs and Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Everyone in my family loves brussel sprouts or maybe anything with bacon 😉  Pan or oven roasted they are always a hit.  And pretty 🙂 I would have liked to cook these flanken ribs on the outdoor grill but my husband, … Continue reading

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BBQ Sauced Salmon with Okra

I guess okra is not very popular in my neck of the woods because I rarely find it.  But I got lucky at Wegmans’ the other day and the okra didn’t look as if it had been allowed to over mature … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Ethiopian Wot with Injera

On our visit to Baltimore, we found a small Ethiopian grocer next to the Tabor restaurant. After eating at the restaurant, we loaded up on the irreplaceable spices that make Ethiopian cuisine, Ethiopian.  Having lived in Ethiopia for almost 6 … Continue reading

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Spicy Roasted Thai Aubergine with Udon Noodles

When we had our house in Jeffersonville, New York,  grocery shopping was about 12 miles away in Liberty, New York.  Whenever we needed supplies we would always say that we had to go to “town”.  Well, on Wednesday of last week … Continue reading

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