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Shiitake Mushroom Kit – Start

January 14, 2012


For Christmas I received a shiitake mushroom growing kit from my brother and sister-in-law.  This is something I have always wanted to try.  It is pretty easy, but time will tell if I have any success. The kit consists of a large block of growing medium and a humidity tent.  The growing medium looks a […]

Cooking it up Tajine Style

June 11, 2011


My Mother recently surprised me with an early Birthday present – a fire engine red Tajine by Emile Henry. This is a great gift and was quite a surprise. Last year I had dinner in a Morrocan restaurant after touring the cathedral in Chartres, France. The restaurant served these large savory dishes cooked in a […]

Eating my way through Asia

March 26, 2011


While my trip to Japan and China was short, I did have some great food. I try to eat what the locals eat when I can, and on this trip I had some really interesting, unique food experiences. Below I feature some of my favorite food.After many delays and an uncomfortable traveling experience, I was […]

Pumpkin Gnocchi With Sage Butter

June 2, 2009


From: Note: Be careful not to overwork or overknead the dough; you simply want to incorporate the flour into the pumpkin puree Ingredients: 1 (15 oz.) Can Pumpkin Puree (drain excess water) Salt & Pepper Dash Of Nutmeg 2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1/3 Cup Melted Butter 6-7 Finely Chopped Sage Leaves 1 Large […]

My New Apron

May 23, 2009


Thanks to Elly for a fancy new apron. Custom made to my specifications. Now I can train for Top Chef in style!

Chinese Restaurants

May 9, 2009


I just finished up a book by Chinese-American author Jennifer Lee entitled “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”. In the book she attempted to find the roots of the success of Chinese cooking in the United States. There are more Chinese restaurants than McDonalds, and you can find one in nearly every town. It is always a […]

The Saturday Brazilian Feast

September 21, 2008


With all the travel I have done lately, I have not spent much time in my kitchen. In contrast to much of my generation, I love to cook and I would take my own food over any restaurant. Last night I took the time to try out something new – a vegetarian version of a […]