Category Archives: Recipes

Fava’s Since ’01

I was introduced to fresh fava beans by my Chefs at Mr A’s. I’d like to tell them, thank you.  It took…a friend, hosting a friend from Taiwan, curiously purchasing them to play with but never getting around to it. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Curry Push You Around

Most of us don’t make our own spice rub or curries and We tend to  make one of two curries.  They add curry powder coconut milk or curry paste to coconut milk.  Done, dinner served.  Now…there are definitely times when … Continue reading

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A Little Corny

We joined a lovely CSA  last summer, run by some seriously solid human beans, Agua Dulce Farm of San Diego.  Kelsey and Ben sweat it out in Chula Vista, but also keep it hyperlocal as well when they started the Bancroft … Continue reading

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Peruvian Scallop Ceviche “Tacos”

This dish originated a month or so ago at a dinner party I did for a 50th birthday.   When I got in contact with Bryan from Whissel Realty a couple days later.  This delicious little creation was all I could think … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut

What the hell have we been eating all these years?   I enjoy kraut dogs here and there and I’ll soup up a bottle for a party if need be. But it’s usually underwhelming and always cooked.  Sauerkraut from a … Continue reading

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Kale

I realize this piece is 10 years late but…meh, better late then never sometimes. Making kale awesome, is easy.  Here are three ideas that always win. One: Throw it into soup; (any type of kale). Cook it until the pretty color goes … Continue reading

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Broth

Had several people talk to me about bone broth lately.  I love the addition of the word “bone”.   It gives it a primal sound that demands a second look.  Nobody ever turned their heads at stock or chicken broth. … Continue reading

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Yes This Works

Avocado mashed potatoes are coming to a fish dish near you…if I’m cooking.  Avocado mashed potatoes are a healthy and perfectly balanced little side that I’ve been enjoying at my diner parties of late.  The recipe forces itself into stupid … Continue reading

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Aluminum Foil

Last night, as I was waxing poetic about the virtues of aluminum foil, I was told to listen to this little ditty.   Pretty cute huh? I like saying it like the Brits, cause it makes me smile, alu-mini-um; gives it a certain … Continue reading

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Boiling In The Cold

Another year and another Louisiana style crustacean boil.  I’ve now been a part of 5 boils, and I tell you what…it just keeps gettin’ better!  My brother was visiting and we wanted to recreate our boil from 2013 while he … Continue reading

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