Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I just had to.  Everyone talking about this season's lobster catch.  I wasn't disappointed.  It was clean tasting, sweet and tender.  If my mom was here, she would have picked through the body...too much work for me.  It was delish...and a treat.  Have a second one for lobster roll...

Happy Eating!

Canning Time.

Canning season is in high gear. Over the weekend, zucchini relish, yesterday "Garlic Dill Pickles". I would call them Kosher Dills, but I'd probably get some push back from my NY friends...;)

I'm trying to develop my own recipe.  This is a 'hot pack' method with dill blossoms, dill seed and garlic.  In several I added some black mustard seeds to see what type of "kick" I could get.  Seven pounds of cukes yielded 3-quarts and 5-pints.  Gotta' work on the poundage.

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chinese Style Chicken Thighs

Can be made with any chicken dark meat.  You need the extra cooking time of dark meat to get the glaze to happen.

2-3T Tamari or Soy
2-3T Honey
A few spinkles of Five Spice Powder (I find this spice mixture invaluable. From chicken, to sugar cookies to grilled shrimp)

Oven and 375
Toss everything in pan. Start on skin side down until desirered crunchy/gooeyness.

Monday, July 16, 2012

While the cat's away . . .


As most of you know Robbie's had a health crisis and is recovering in a facility near home.  Most nights I've been getting heat at home meals, but a couple of times I've cooked.  First is Marinated Lamb Shoulder Steak with Pan Roasted Potatoes and Fava Beans.  I marinated the lamb in lemon, garlic, olive oil and oregano.  Below is also the mis-en-place for the roasted potatoes. Another meal was a Tamari Marinated Wild Sockeye Salmon with Jasmine rice with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Scallions

The lamb was moist and very flavorful.