It's easy to slice the hearts very thin when they are partially frozen.
I saw another blog reproducing her recipe to the letter (with no attribution!) that added pine nuts, which would have added a nice crunch. Per O-Neill’s recipe, I used lamb loin chops but lamb rib chops would be a fine substitution. I love, love, love the flavor of Arbor Farm’s lamb, which is raised and harvested in Manchester, Michigan. This seasonal lamb is only available through the middle of May.
The only change I made to her original recipe was adding two tablespoons of olive oil to the dressing. Her recipe called for 3/4-inch thick loin chops, and mine were over an inch thick. I increased the cooking time accordingly for medium rare. Roasted sweet potatoes were the perfect side.
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
Traveling pleasures, for me, include exploring food markets and trying my hand at local cuisines. We’ve just returned from Barbados, the most easterly island in the West Indies; a 3 1/2 hour flight south from Miami, and then another hour flight south to Venezuela. When traveling, Richard and I often rent a VRBO, a subsidiary of Home Away, Flip Key (owned by Trip Advisor) … Full recipe post »
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