Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

Easy Kimchi

August 14, 2016

With summer produce in full swing, now is the time to start preserving the harvest. One of my staples is kimchi. Many people are surprised to learn that fermenting kimchi from scratch is really easy. Read more ›

Braised Sichuan Grass-Fed Beef Stew

December 15, 2015

Sometimes I get stuck. I season and cook my dishes the same way every night, which, lets face it, leads to boredom. When it’s dark and cold outside on our long winter nights, boredom is a very bad thing. Enter, Sichuan, specifically hot, spicy, mouth numbing awesomeness that is hot chilis and Sichuan peppercorns. Read more ›

Tarragon Pickled Eggs

June 27, 2013

The first cucumber pickles I make for the season are French cornichons, those tiny sour gherkins that light up a summer picnic or brighten up a winter roast.  Alas, the summer vegetable garden will be very, very late this year due to a protracted rainy spring.  My pickling cucumbers are barely vines yet and pickles may have to wait until August.   Read more ›

Mussaman Corned Beef

March 3, 2013

You know that feeling you get when the many places you’ve been and the many tastes and smells you’ve experienced suddenly collide in a single moment out of time?  Mussaman Corned Beef is fusion deja vu.  I was in Thailand many years ago and had the wonderful experience of eating Mussaman curry in a cafe overlooking the ocean on an island in the Gulf of Thailand.  Read more ›

Grass-fed Beef Jerky

Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

January 18, 2013

Grass-fed beef is perfect for jerky.  Naturally lean, the rich mineral flavor of the beef shines through.  Luck for me Santa left a fab new dehydrator under the Christmas tree.  I fondly remember the venison jerky my Dad used to make. He would marinate the jerky in teriyaki sauce or red wine, then dry smoke-dry it over a low fire on the BBQ.  Rich, tangy and chewy, the whole family loved it.  It didn’t last long in my house.  Read more ›

Chicken with Garlic, Chili, & Snap Peas

Late Supper

July 15, 2011

I had a long day at the office with projects, conference calls, sales planning and lots of clients. Whew! Then I ran errands. Last stop was at my Southside Star garden. Read more ›