Category Archives: Our Favorite Dishes

A Lifetime of Muffin Evolution

It has occurred to me recently -again- that we as Americans do not have much of an understanding of history – at least not in the European sense, and certainly not at all from the Asian perspective. We tend to … Continue reading

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And Yet Again, Another ‘Duh’ Moment

I have a thing for yogurt.  I’m convinced it’s one of those basic foods that’s responsible for good health.  Those stories about finding Bulgarian peasants living in the mountains whose ages were verified to be in excess of 120 years … Continue reading

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A Tuna That Makes the Summer More Delicious

One sure sign of summer hereabouts is the return of the tuna – actually, they don’t so much return as they simply follow the warming of the Pacific waters.  Most of the world thinks of the red fleshed Ahi tuna … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – It’s All About the Gravy!

I love cooking on Thanksgiving – and it’s often a 2 day affair.  We of course have our traditional dishes, but I think the greater tradition in our house is to simply have an outrageous number of dishes.  And it’s … Continue reading

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Was Your Mother’s Cooking Really That Good?

Many of us have fond memories of the wonderful foods and tastes we grew up with – and I’d guess almost unanimously, we say now we didn’t realize how good that food was back when we took it for granted … Continue reading

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But is it Real Picadillo?

Our recent journey home through the American southwest presented more than a few opportunities to sample the local regional fare of many locales.  I’d love to say we were blown away by exceptional dishes at any number of dining venues, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Labors of Love

One of the things I dearly miss about our winter sojourns to Mexico is the tamale vendor, who would, daily, slowly roll down the street in his pickup, selling chicken and shrimp tamales from two huge plastic containers in the … Continue reading

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