Archive | June, 2010

Country Style Portuguese Pork with Onion and Pancetta Gravy

From the Archipelago of the Azores to the San Francisco Bay Area comes this traditional pork dish the recipe of which has been passed down for generations in Dayton’s family.  Carne de Porco em Vinho d’Alhos, or, literally, pork in wine of garlic, is a dish that Dayton’s mom, who was of Portuguese descent, learned from […]

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Lemon Shortbread Fingers

Shortbread hails from Scotland and evolved from medieval “biscuit bread”, twice-baked leftover dough from bread making, dusted with sugar and spices, that was dried out in a low temperature oven until hardened into a type of rusk.  Through the years the yeast in the bread was replaced by butter and “biscuit bread” evolved into “shortbread”.  Since […]

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Two Potato Pot Roast

There are times when the simplest of meals can be the most satisfying as well as the most delicious.  One such meal is good ol’ fashioned pot roast… and that for several reasons.  First of all, there is nothing more fragrant than a beautiful piece of chuck roasting to fork-tender perfection.  Secondly, the left-overs are […]

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