Monthly Archives: February 2007

Vegetable Soup Improvisation

This recipe is more of a guideline than a real recipe. I make this soup differently every time I make it, and so should you. Whatever looks good & fresh at the market is what you should put in it. … Continue reading

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New Orleans Red Beans & Rice, Under Pressure

The magical fruit . . . . Red beans & rice is a New Orleans classic, traditionally eaten on Monday for good luck. Although everyone in New Orleans has their own way to make red beans, if you eat it … Continue reading

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Sautéed Buffalo Steaks with Port Mango Sauce

Buffalo = Bison? Aren’t they the same thing? Anyway, this is a great way to cook this meat, whatever you want to call it. The buffalo/bison’s rich gameyness is offset by the sweetness of mango and port. A recipe for … Continue reading

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Golden Beet, Jalapeño & Mozzarella Salad

Golden Beet, Jalapeño & Mozzarella Salad 2 large golden beets (red ones work, too) 2 jalapeño peppers 3 oz fresh mozzarella olive oil balsamic vinegar salt Cover beets with cold water and bring to the boil, then cook for about … Continue reading

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Corn Muffins with Cheese & Currants

Here’s a delicious way to finish off any extra cheeses you have floating around. Combining cheeses is a great way to experiment with cheese flavors, and corn muffins are a natural match. Tonight I used half cheddar and half artisanal … Continue reading

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Rutabaga, Fennel, & Leek Soup

The rutabaga is a greatly under-appreciated vegetable. Colorful, spicy, with a delightful balance of starchiness and veggie texture, it complements the sweet leek and the aromatic fennel, making the soup a heavenly melange of flavors. Marjoram and caraway add some … Continue reading

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3-Pepper Sake Pork Medallions with Sage Sauerkraut

> But, what the hell, what’s in the fridge? What’s in the freezer? This is a great little trick for a pork tenderloin that raises its gourmet index a couple of points. I had one in the freezer, and I … Continue reading

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Tortellini with Creamy Mint & Chive Sauce

Quick dinner? Yogurt, anyone? Had something similar to this in a Turkish restaurant in NYC once, and it was amazing. Yogurt, mint, and lamb-filled pasta combined to make a refreshing main dish. The upper west-side version I had was filled … Continue reading

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Linguine alla Vongole

Clams! This is a really simple dish, but it does require a little bit of tedious hand work. Press forward, though and you’ll be rewarded with a traditional Italian dish that’s satisfying and healthy. Linguine alla Vongole [Linguine with (white) … Continue reading

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