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Fregola

Fregola

Close to 8 years ago, I bought a bag of fregola, cooked it up, wrote about it, and promptly forgot about it. Evidently, it didn’t make an impression on me. A few days ago, I was reading an article about Sardinia and it mentioned fregola. Intrigued, I dec...

chicken skewers

Chicken Skewers on the Grill

Kabobs, brochettes, skewers, satays… With apologies to Shakespeare, meat on a stick by any other name would smell as sweet. Or savory, as the case may be. Back in the Dark Ages of my restaurant cooking, if we cooked it on a skewer, it was a brochette ...

Smoky Peach Strawberry Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Smoky Peach Strawberry Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Whaddaya do with 2 peaches, a handful of strawberries, and some onion and tomato left over from morn...

Pecan-Crusted Catfish

We did a trek to the Wayne Music Festival this afternoon. Heard some fun music, bought a new pair of...

shrimp, artichokes, and pasta

Shrimp and Artichokes and Pasta

When I was taking the shrimp and artichoke hearts out of the freezer at 3:15 this morning, I was thi...

dinner salads

Dinner Salads

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by yesterday’s lunch. Our friend, Susan, came over fr...

pork chops

Pork Chops and Apples

Dinner was definitely going to be pork chops, tonight. I had taken them out of the freezer at 3:30 t...

strip steaks

Strip Steaks and Fried Onions

Summertime… and the grillin’ is easy… Okay. It’s three weeks to summer ̵...

Otway Fields

Otway Fields Salts

Today was a great day. First, the nice UPS man arrived with my new mandoline blade. His arrival was ...

Sweet and Spicy French Dressing

The latest issue of Fine Cooking magazine has arrived just in time for tonight’s dinner! I was...

Sunday Seafood Supper

It’s Sunday. That’s a use up what’s in the house day, because Monday is shopping. ...

Chicken Stew, Drop Biscuits, and Royal Weddings

Okay. I’m not a royal watcher. I have nothing against filthy rich people who never have to wor...

Salmon with Fennel and Leeks

There’s a storm a’brewin’ outside… We’re expecting hail, 70 mph winds&...

Baby Back Ribs

It’s 45 days to retirement, and the last hurdle has been jumped. We have health insurance star...