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Mar 30

Balinese Style Fish Recipe – An Ode To Mata Hari’s Indonesian Restaurant & Bar

My dear friend Regina owned a very successful Indonesian restaurant on the west side of Houston for over two decades. Not only was the food amazing, but the bar was a local watering hole for many workers of the the petroleum industry. On any one night, it was not unusual to hear numerous languages being …

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Mar 01

Asian Style Orange Chicken

It may be a little stretch of culinary license to say that this dish is Chinese, but a review of the ingredients makes it difficult to argue that the meal has not been heavily influenced by the use of Asian ingredients. The history and development of this meal is simple and follows a standard theme …

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Feb 29

Condiment Conundrum

As a follow up to the post on What is in your spice rack? I went through the condiments that are stored in the pantry, kitchen cabinet and refrigerator. Once again, after taking stock of what had been accumulated, I could only just shake my head. The picture to the left is only a small …

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Feb 27

Pasta alla Puttanesca – Retherfordroni Style

I wonder at times if all the potential combinations of ingredients have been tried at one time or another and then in turn available for viewing on the internet? Likewise, how many possible combinations of pasta sauces are there using traditional Mediterranean ingredients? A few years ago when rummaging through the pantry and refrigerator, I …

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