Sep 15

Spice Spice Baby

When grilling meat, the most important choice you make is the type and cut of meat for your chosen method of cooking. The second most important decision is whether to go a wet or dry rub. A dry rub is an excellent choice for flavoring already tender or moist cuts of meat. Next time you …

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Aug 20

EHS Cheese Steak Sandwich / Nothing Beats Cafeteria Food

Strangely, one of the most memorable aspects of my high school (EHS) was the cafeteria food. Everyone had their favorites but  I don’t recollect there being a salad.  Maybe there was one, but I was always on the “line” so I would have never seen it. I wore “fry-goggles” back in the day.  “Fry- goggles” …

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Jul 01

Homemade Hot Dogs, Not a Home Run, but in the Ball Park

With the approach of July 4th, I thought it would be fun to make my own homemade hot dogs. I had a recipe and instructions to loosely follow, available time since it was raining outside and my mother-in-law as my assistant. I read the instructions, took stock of the spices on hand and then went …

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Jun 09

Lebanese Bemyeh Stew

When one thinks of Lebanese or Middle Eastern food, the first thing that comes to mind are the favorites; Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Shawarma, Kibbe, Falafel and Kabobs. The truth is that food from the Middle East is much more diverse, with significant influences throughout the centuries by many different cultures. Stews and …

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May 17

God’s Butter – Marrow bones

Once a month I go to a wine dinner at Latin American Restaurant, where they pair wines with five different courses. One of my favourite dishes is ossobuco, a section of veal shank braised with vegetables, wine and broth, originally from Milan, Italy. Ossobucco literately means ‘Bone with a hole’ or marrowbone, but I’ll get …

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