corn chowder

Best Corn Chowder

What’s better than a fresh corn chowder that’s light on the waistline? If you make the rue heavy and thick, you’ll never miss the cream. Change of season is the perfect time for soup. A heavy golden rue is the key to this recipe, in which I substitute whole milk for heavy cream. The best … Continue reading

The Periodic Table of Meat

  When it comes to meat, I have a love-hate relationship. I love to consume it in all it’s glorious forms. I try to eat it in moderation because if I truly let myself go my vegetable garden would go to pot.  And I do love veggies in all of their glory as well. Back … Continue reading

dim sum guide

Dim Sum and Then Some

As a new subscriber to Lucky Peach, I discovered a meticulously descriptive article on Dim Sum. In the mid 90’s, I traveled the entirety of China’s eastern coast and consequently partook in daily dim sum for weeks on end; a repetition that nearly eradicated my love for dumplings for the next decade. Thankfully I recovered from the … Continue reading

maple bourbon steak tips

The Meat House: Maple Bourbon Steak Tips

One pound of Heaven care of The Meat House. I seared on medium high in a cast iron crepe pan for quick caramelizing. A couple minutes each side and DONE! The aroma was amazing. I pulled these morsels apart with my fingers. Yes, I ate with my bare hands right over the stove. It turned … Continue reading

Red Curry 1

Vegetable Red Curry

I like a quick and delicious meal, don’t you? Over the years I’ve spent time developing my pallet to discern ingredients from dining out dishes. Learning that most dinners can be prepared in 30 minutes or less encourages many novice cooks, and even those who are a bit afraid to tackle the restaurant dishes they love.

lamb ragu

Warm Up Winter with Lamb Ragu

It was a not-so-cold evening that I decided it was time to dust off my winter recipes. The one week of winter we experience here in the sunshine state is hardly enough to concoct mass quantities of slow cooker goodness. One must choose wisely. Among my annual labors are my Cheese Lover’s Lasagna with Pinot Noir, … Continue reading

Uptown Art Expo: A Feast for Your Senses

Cranes Roost Park Saturday, Feb. 16th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, Feb. 17th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Uptown Art Expo showcases art, color, music, and food. The streets and boardwalk along the lake are perfect for a leisurely stroll through fine arts exhibits and plenty of nosh at this 2nd annual event. … Continue reading

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