I saw this recipe on Epicurious and immediately wanted to try it. I love garbanzo beans (I don’t usually call them chickpeas) and this sounds like a light, fresh salad. Lemon, Parmesan and herbs is such a classic combo, I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this before. Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh […]
Got some Pama pomegranate liqueur to try out. Some lemon juice and Rye whisky for a sour. Not bad, but I think I like regular whiskey sours better.
With my stepmother’s birthday coming back around, she requested the same dishes that I made for her 60th birthday a few years ago. I couldn’t source all of the ingredients I needed, no cipolline onions available, so I made do with boiler onions instead. That actually added more color to the dish, since I did […]
I found this recipe on Andrew Zimmern’s website, and since I had just recently purchased a new pickling spice pack, this looked like an interesting use of it. I don’t usually get pickling spice with dill in it, but the pack I found was highly recommended, so I ordered it. I could potentially just use […]
Making the short rib sauce for the short rib lasagne for tomorrow. Once it has braised for a couple of hours, I’ll reduce it some more, shred the meat, add chopped thyme and cool it down. It’s layered with béchamel, noodles and a little Parmesan, then baked. I like to pour a little more red […]
Wow! My stormtrooper “shotglasses” from The Fowndry arrived today! Apparently a German shot is not the same as an American shot. It holds 5.5 ounces! These go with my Stormtrooper Decanter that arrived earlier. I’ll have to find a place to display them with some of my other geeky stuff.
Got up at 5am Sunday to do a long smoke on some pork butt. Had some technical difficulties with the FlameBoss (user error mainly) but we’re getting used to how the Weber Smoky Mountain handles! Going to try more wood next time, this seemed like it wasn’t as woody as the MAK gets the meat. […]
Another Blue Apron meal, Chicken Meatballs with Fregola Sarda and Kale with Sicilian tomato sauce. I like how this turned out, even though I didn’t expect to really like chicken meatballs. The texture came out great, and they weren’t dry at all. The tomato sauce was terrific, and I really love the little can that it […]