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Pre-and-Post-Apocalyptic Dining

Never let it be said that, when faced with uncertainty or adversity, we don’t eat well. As the frenzy surrounding Hurricane Irene increased, Victor’s mom started getting nervous.  She only lives a couple of miles from us but was getting a bit unc...

The Hurricane Cocktail

Back in early 1985 Hyatt sent me to New Orleans for two weeks for a management seminar.  Rooms at the Hyatt Regency, all meals included, bar tab picked up… And non-stop seminars.  Early morning to late night.  But being the fun and adventurous young ...

Risotto

The minute I got home from work today, I baked a loaf of bread.  It was to go with the risotto tha...

Earthquakes and Comfort Food

The first earthquake I actually remember was March 22, 1957.  My mom was 7 months pregnant with my...

Skirt Steak Cuban-Style

There are so many things to cook – and I feel as if I make the same things over-and-over-and-...

Pork Tenderloin with Cherries

I had a few cherries left – maybe a cup and a half – that were close to losing their oo...

Sausage Pasties

Victor came into the kitchen yesterday and asked what I was making for dinner.  I replied “P...

Ground Beef. WWMD?!?

I had pulled out a package of ground beef from the freezer with no real idea of what I was going to...

Fig-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I’ve had a jar of fig paste in the cupboard for ages.  I think I bought it in San Francisco ...

Brownies and Cherries

Fresh cherries + chocolate brownie mix = quick and easy dessert! Brownies are totally easy to make ...

Filet of Sole

Sole is one of the lightest, most delicate of the flat fish.  And Dover Sole is the best of the be...

Tempura Scallops – and more…

Saturday.  My dinner day of surprises. Sometimes I’ll come home and cook dinner.  Other day...

More Burgers

Burgers.  Gotta love ’em. Homemade fries.  Gotta love ’em, too. ...

Grilled Chicken, Pesto, and Apricots

My impulse purchase at the grocery store today was some apricots. Once upon  time, apricots –...