Roasted Garlic Puree Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Roasted Garlic Puree Recipe

How to Make Roasted Garlic Puree Even if you are not a fan of garlic, you may be surprised how much you like roasted garlic and roasted garlic puree. The roasting process takes some of the bite out of garlic giving it a mellow, milder flavor that’s great for adding to other dishes or just […]

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Pacific Sablefish and Mango Strudel Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Pacific Sablefish and Mango Strudel Recipe

Pacific Sablefish and Mango Strudel Serves 4 This recipe comes from Chef Don Zajac who happened upon my recipe for Caesar’s Salad and decided to email me and let me know that it was wrong.   No problem.  Chef Don has done extensive research on this subject so I am happy to be able to […]

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Classic Caesar Salad

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad This recipe comes from Chef Don Zajac who happened upon my recipe for Caesars Salad and decided to email me and let me know that it was wrong. No problem. Chef Don has done extensive research on this subject so I am happy to be able to share his historically correct version […]

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Fresh Pressed Olive Oil

September 16, 2012 14 Comments
Fresh Pressed Olive Oil

What You Need To Know About Fresh Pressed Olive Oil A Conversation with “The Olive Oil Hunter,” T. J. Robinson Let me start out by saying this is a long interview but if you are into gourmet products, especially olive oil, you’re going to want to read every word. Who is The Olive Oil Hunter? […]

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Pan Roasting Technique

September 16, 2012 8 Comments
Pan Roasting Technique

Pan Roasting—the Chef’s Secret Cooking Technique One of my favorite cooking techniques not talked about in most cookbooks If I could teach you just one chef’s technique that will help you save time in the kitchen and deliver a thick cut of meat to the table with a perfect sear and juicy medium-rare throughout, it […]

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How to Make Simple Pan Sauces

September 16, 2012 25 Comments
How to Make Simple Pan Sauces

How to Make a Simple Pan Sauce at Home “If you want to elevate your cooking skills to a new level and up your culinary game, learn how to make a simple pan sauce.” With this technique in your cooking bag of tricks, you can turn a simple pan-fried steak into a mouth-watering meal, a […]

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Pepper Mills

September 16, 2012 6 Comments
Pepper Mills

All About Pepper Mills Chef’s All Say, “Use Freshly Ground Pepper”   Why?  Because once the peppercorns are ground they start to lose flavor and after about 3 months there will be a noticeable difference. Test it yourself by grinding some fresh pepper and comparing it to the pepper in your spice cabinet that’s been there […]

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All About Pumpkins

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
All About Pumpkins

A Little Pumpkin History By contributing writer Mark R. Vogel According to an Irish myth, one day a man known as “Stingy Jack” for his miserly inclinations had a drink with the devil. True to his name, Jack convinced the devil to transform himself into a coin in order to pay for the drinks. The […]

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Irish Soda Bread

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
Irish Soda Bread

  Grandma Mary’s Traditional Irish Soda Bread If you are looking for a simple but delicious recipe for Irish Soda Bread, here is one from a good friend of mine when I lived in New York City. She says, “Here’s a great recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s my grandmother Mary McLean Taylor’s recipe for […]

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How I Come Up With Recipes

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
How I Come Up With Recipes

Where Do Recipes Come From? Often I am asked where I come up with the recipes I write about and do I make them all up from scratch. Wherever I look I seem to be able to find interesting recipes. Cookbooks, magazines (cooking and non-cooking), supermarket isles, television shows, the Internet and of course newspapers. […]

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