Tag Archives: Ground Garlic in Oil

Flanken Cut Asian-Style Short Ribs

A local food market just completed a significant renovation and was deserving of a serious evaluation before it could be placed on my personal list of “Go To’s…” to shop!  I’ve yet to find any one market that fills all of our grocery shopping needs but there are some that are close… and this is […]

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Oven Roasted Game Hens with Pan Gravy and Wild Rice and Mushroom Dressing

There are dishes that seem to follow the ebb and flow of popularity as time goes by.  One such dish is the humble Cornish game hen.  I remember the 60’s well… a time when ordering a game hen at a fine restaurant was rather a posh thing to do, especially because of the wonderful presentation.  […]

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Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork

The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 commemorates the defeat of a large French army by a much smaller Mexican army of about four thousand soldiers during the French intervention in Mexico.  In late 1861 Napoleon III, under the 1861 Treaty of London, sent troops to Mexico alongside English and Spanish forces to collect debts owed […]

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Lemon and Garlic Rotisserie Chicken

Our farming community had a lovely and expansive hillside park situated in the southeast corner of town that was resplendent with lush shade trees that provided a verdant canopy for all social events that were enjoyed there during the spring and summer months.  On top of a hill just south of the park stood the stately two story white wooden […]

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Focaccia with Garlic, Green Onions and Feta Cheese

There can be no finer fragrance in the kitchen than that of bread baking in the oven… it’s simply ethereal!  Over the years I’ve noted that each type of bread has its own distinctive aroma while baking, allowing it to be identified by one’s sense of smell.  When family and friends come from out of state for […]

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Roasted and Caramelized Garlic

  The kitchen has always been a place of inspiration for me, even as a child growing up on a farm in southern Minnesota.  I remember well my hours of captive fascination  as I would sit watching my mom mix and knead the yeast dough to fill as many as ten loaf pans at a time, several times […]

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