Category Archives: Braising

The Whole Leek, and Nothing But the Leek

I’m a slow learner. I realize now that my mother was well aware of this, and it must have been difficult for her, from a frustration end I mean. Were my education to begin today, I’d probably be labeled with … Continue reading

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Is Our World Becoming Offal?

I have a strange interest in some of the world’s more unique foods, which is simply to say, I’m not a steak and potatoes guy.  When we go out for a restaurant meal, I’m drawn to the more unusual items … Continue reading

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A New Garden Secret

One of the fun parts of returning home after an absence of two months is in checking out how the various trees, shrubs, and garden have “weathered” the elements of a Northwest winter.  For me, the major item is always … Continue reading

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America’s Food Secrets – White Trash Cooking

I never remember thinking that my father was a fool – in my mind is an image of a simple man whose wisdom went beyond his education and status in life – and I took to heart many of the … Continue reading

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So, What’s Your Grocery Mystery?

I’d bet we all have our own list of grocery “mysteries” (a grocery mystery is an item whose price defies reason, as in live lobster for $.49 a lb. Or say, potatoes for $5 a lb.). Often, when these mysteries … Continue reading

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Braised Lamb Shanks – Comfort Food with Class!

I’m not a lazy cook – not like I am for, say, exercising, or getting to those unfinished house repair things. In fact, there are many cooking/baking projects that I enjoy simply because they require an investment of time and … Continue reading

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But, … We Don’t Like the Cold!

Whoa … Damn cold here this morn! Range of temps depending on which gauge you look at, goes from 20-27, fahrenheit that is. Yeah, I know – it’s probably a lot colder where you are – but then, we moved … Continue reading

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