• Simply… Cooking with MawMaw’s and Granny’s Cast Iron

      Yesterday I read Rick Bragg’s, “Southern Journal”, at the end of the November issue of Maw-Maw and buggy Southern Living. In this issue he was talking about his mother and her refusal to cook “on new stuff”. For some time now I’ve realized the older I get the more I want to simplify my life. While some can’t wait for the latest technological gadget, I find myself drawn mor ...

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    • Pacific Rim Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

      It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la. Jingle bells, jingle bells. It’s Christmas, yippee! I’ve been scanning the channels for Frosty and Rudolph but I just can’t seem to find them, what the heck? Insert record scratch here Hold on, I just glanced at the calendar, it’s not Christmas yet, it’ ...

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    • 6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

      There isn’t a home or professional kitchen in Spain that doesn’t stock olive oil. Its omnipresence is ubiquitous. Similar to the French passion for butter, we adore this unctuous, golden liquid! One of the best ways to experience Spanish oil is during breakfast. While a sweet pastry is still appreciated, most of us are unconditionally loyal to “Pan, Aceite y Jamón”.

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  • There are witches in the air: purple cauliflower soup

    … 2 Servings Looking at Her Majesty’s Halloween menu, I had the impression that something was missing. What was it? We had the bats and the skeleton and the ghost … so? But some witches of course! Over the last few days, I have been thinking about a dish which would be reminiscent of witches and when I saw a purple cauliflower at the grocery…

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  • Chianti Days are Upon Us

    … your grandmother’s Chianti. I say that because on occasion I find Chianti to be so dry I feel like dust will come out of my mouth. This wine is well structured but tannins are supple and well balanced with the acidity. Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy Varietal: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero Acidity 5.5 g/l Residual Sugar 1.6 g…

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  • Red Heat Tavern: Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven (Part 1)

    … It is the only one of its kind in Massachusetts, and one of only three in New England. It is an intriguing piece of equipment, and it perked my interest enough to learn much more, delving deeper into its origins and capabilities. All this excitement over an oven, An oven? This fascinating oven is the Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven and is part…

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  • My goodbye to summer: tomato, olive and eggplant spaghetti

    … they manage to turn the simplest tomato sauce into a winner! Of course, I couldn’t find sauce tomatoes in October, but the tomatoes that I used were really decent and so I said to myself: What the heck! Let’s draw the curtains over summer in style!. :-) Ingredients: 1,5lb, fresh tomatoes 2 garlic clovers 5 Tbsp and 1/2 cup, extravirgin olive oil 10…

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  • Simply…Fresh Food Basil Pesto

    …. I have some jarred sun dried tomatoes so I can use the rest to make additional pesto. Making pesto is simple and you can tailor it to your tastes. Basil leaves torn and placed in food processor Extra Virgin Olive Oil – enough to make the pesto spreadable. Can you use less if desired Salt – to taste Grated Asiago, Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano…

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  • Rave Review! Original Culinary Spirits now in Texas

    … and poultry creations and superb for deglazing pan sauces. Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Rum™ — Lacking the overpowering sweetness found in traditional rums, our Rum is delicious in recipes ranging from a savory Caribbean black bean dip to traditional rum balls and cake. Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Blended Bourbon™ — With its slight smokiness…

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  • Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

    …. With all the editing that will occur for the TV show, I'm sure much of that will end up on the cutting room floor. I didn't dislike a single item I ate, and didn't leave any fish on my plates. Both chefs excelled, creating a compelling collection of sushi. However, there were significant differences between the styles of the two chefs, which made…

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  • Scenes From an Italian Wedding and Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets

    The Meaning of Life Movie Clip - watch all clips click to subscribe Monsieur Creosote (Terry Jones) underestimates his stomach when his waiter (John Cleese) offers him a parting mint. TM & © Universal (2012) Cast: John Cleese, Terry Jones Director: Terry Jones MOVIECLIPS YouTube Channel: Join our Facebook page: http://j.

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