Category Archives: Cooking

Asian Hot Pot

I love this donabe pot.  Whenever it catches my eye, I immediately start to drool for a Japanese hot pot with homemade, seasoned dashi broth.  I really miss access to authentic ethnic restaurants; Ethiopian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mexican, etc.  … Continue reading

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Anniversary Oxtails

September 9 was our 45th wedding anniversary.  Since it’s both dangerous and stupid to eat out in restaurants, also the food quality is not worth it, we decided to make and eat Asian style oxtails, which we both like. For … Continue reading

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Now That’s Better!

I can’t remember a time when my mother, and I afterward, couldn’t find those small, inexpensive jars of fish roe in the supermarkets; firm tiny red or black roe, larger salmon roe.  The roe was served for special occasions at … Continue reading

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Miso Marinated Sablefish with Pickled Greens

We love miso marinated sablefish!  True, the marinade process takes up to 3 days but the perfect marriage of the miso marinade with this black cod is a “delice.” Of course I ordered the sablefish on line.  I haven’t found … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lamb Shanks

New Zealand, baby!  Veal and lamb is rare in our town and I’ve never found the shank or “souris” of either here.  As far as New Zealand lamb goes, I believe I found some chops in Scranton labeled New Zealand … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Thighs and Roasted Vegetables

For a while, I was quite enthusiastic about boning fowl, pieces and whole.  Once I, foolishly,  boned a whole turkey; beautifully stuffed, but not an easy job.  Now a days I stick to pieces only,  like these marinated then grilled … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Fish Pie Parmentier

When I first saw Jamie Oliver’s article for fish pie I thought “meh.”  But then I read the recipe with ingredients and was once again impressed with the genius of Jamie.  The first time I made the recipe I was … Continue reading

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Paprika Roasted Cod and Spaghetti Squash

          Craving fish, we went into Scranton where you can find wild salmon, cod filet and                  sometimes lovely monkfish. I decided to roast some cod with spaghetti squash … Continue reading

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Cooking with Brian: Pork Char Sui

For over a year now, our family who believe in science and the Co-Vid Virus have been practicing mitigation; masks, social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, visiting no one and accepting no invitations to visit.  Our son works from home and … Continue reading

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Easy Braised Cabbage and Pork Chops

Stubb’s BBQ rub, a brand fairly new to me, is sold in a variety of spice mixes and works well on chicken, lamb or pork.  I particularly like the sea salt, paprika and garlic mix. The prep on these pork … Continue reading

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