Posts Tagged ‘mains’

Steamed buns with BBQ beef short ribs

April 24th, 2017

What’s pillowy-soft on the outside, and deliciously meaty on the inside? If you guessed these steamed buns, stuffed full of hearty barbecued beef short ribs and refreshing vegetables, you’re correct! I had the privilege of sampling a bottle of Jay Ducote’s Louisiana BBQ sauce, and decided to try my hand at making steamed buns. The […]

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Sweet Corn Risotto with Crab & Bacon

November 7th, 2016

Tomorrow is a big day. Not only will it be my birthday, but it will also be the US election – and with all the nasty rhetoric that’s been tossed around this campaign season, I’m looking forward to it all being over. But while we’re at it, I thought I’d cook up something suitable for […]

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Porcini-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce and Dill Pollen

February 18th, 2013

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a meat & potatoes type of eater, though sometimes all I want is a big hunk of roasted beef and a side of good ol’ mashed potatoes. It’s comfort food; it’s familiar and filling, and when that’s what you crave, there is no substitute. It also makes for easy cooking […]

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Guajillo Chile-Crusted Duck Breast with a Tamarind Cherry Port Sauce

November 7th, 2012

What does a gal want to eat on her birthday? If you’re anything like me, you’d be in heaven with a pan seared duck breast, cooked to medium rare on the inside, with a marvelously crispy skin. But duck breast is simple enough to make without having to wait for a special occasion – all […]

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Kohlrabi Two Ways

October 4th, 2012

One day at the grocery store I was confronted by a shelf full of alien-looking things. Take us to your leader, they said – so I brought them home. Then I peeled them, chopped them up, and served them for dinner. Hey! Don’t look at me like that. It turned out they were just kohlrabi […]

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Banana Blossom with Chicken and Cilantro

January 6th, 2012

I’m currently out of town visiting my grandmother, and if you’ve read my post entitled Memories of a Grandchild you know that my grandparents have figured very prominently in my relationship with food. On our trip to the grocery store yesterday I discovered a dark purple bud of large proportions, and had to figure out […]

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Berkshire Pork Loin Chop with Caramelized Apples

September 26th, 2011

When cooking without a recipe (the way I usually cook), I never measure things out, and rarely keep track of cooking times – which, when you’re writing a blog, doesn’t really help with sharing recipes. I didn’t plan on sharing last night’s dinner in my blog, as it was late when I made dinner, but […]

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Summer BBQ – Venison Burgers

August 26th, 2011

Summer is the perfect season to get together with friends and fire up the grill. I love entertaining, but I never take photos when I have people over – so I usually end up without much documentation of what I’ve done. I’ve wanted to do a summer BBQ theme for a while, and this is […]

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Stick-to-your-ribs Ribs

June 7th, 2011

I have a confession. It’s been gorgeous out, with the sun shining down, and here in town it’s hot and humid. You’d think I’d be raring to whip out the barbecue – but instead I had the oven on. I know, I know – it’s a shame, I should be out there grilling my ribs, but, […]

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On the Horizon: St. Patrick’s Day – Guinness Stew

March 14th, 2011

Veggies and dip are hardly enough for a meal, so in continuation of our St. Patty’s Day exploration, here’s where the beer comes in. Just because I don’t drink it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it in other ways! It’s been exceptionally dreary around here for the past few days, and I’ve been craving comfort […]

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