Food & Recipes

It’s the shrooms, man.

2014.Aug.26 Tuesday

Seriously, it was all about the ‘shrooms. Except for the one person who wouldn’t try them because the smell of mushrooms makes her nauseous. Not to be cliche, but I think she’s just never tried them the way I make them. And we’ve had some hits on the mushroom front here at Casa S – […]

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Top-Master-Chopped-Iron-Chef #4

2014.Aug.22 Friday

Dan: Dark Meat Chicken and Celery Kevin: Potatoes and Cilantro Dan: It was time for round four of our online cooking competition, and we’d just simultaneously tossed off our picks for the challenge ingredients. This one was hard. It doesn’t look like it should be – no weird ingredients, nothing out of the ordinary. But, […]

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Classic Reinterpretation

2014.Aug.19 Tuesday

As the winter draws to a close here tourism is on the rise and business is picking up. Along with more folk from other lands, we’re also suddenly seeing a resurgence of locals coming for dinner. My first thought was that someone must have published an article in which we were included but asking folk […]

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Bite Marks #1

2014.Aug.14 Thursday

I’ve decided to entitle my little mini-reviews, announcements, etc., as Bite Marks – I just like the sound of it, and it more or less indicates what it is – not full fledged reviews or writeups, just scribblings, marks, on the blog feed. I’m tempted to go back and re-title past posts of the same […]

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Top-Master-Chopped-Iron-Chef #3

2014.Aug.01 Friday

It was lonely on the ‘net that night. Back from vacation and mi compadre Kevin and I had planned out another evening video “competition”. Our two previous stabs at this had gone well – we both had fun cooking, we had a few folk join us to chat, and this time there was even the […]

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First Stabs at Sous Vide

2014.Jul.30 Wednesday

It seems like forever ago that I first heard about this ingenious, inexpensive sous vide circulator that was being touted based solely on a Kickstarter presentation (it was actually just over two years ago). Whether it would ever happen, whether enough people would be interested, was up in the air, though given the general fascination […]

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Meat and Milk

2014.Jun.29 Sunday

“Do not seethe (boil) a kid in its mother’s milk.” Oh, the conundrums that this passage from the Torah has created. I’m no scholar of the subject, though I certainly studied a fair amount of it growing up. At its heart, this is one of the three kosher laws (the other being the prohibitions against […]

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Coloring Outside the Lines

2014.Jun.24 Tuesday

Following last week’s little whinge on the artistry of plates, it seems that the internet responded with a little counter-slap. First, The Guardian presents the results of an Oxford study that shows that not only do people like their plates to look pretty, but subjectively, they’re perfectly willing to pay more for artistically arranged plates, […]

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The Ramen Bowl

2014.Jun.21 Saturday

Throw out everything you know about making pasta. That was pretty much the advice given to me when I started looking into making my own ramen noodles. And, it’s more or less true. In fact, as I was making these favorite slurpable noodles, all I kept thinking was, this is all wrong, it’s never going […]

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