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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado) enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of trips and favorite associated recipes. Browse my travel recipes...
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Returned from Viet Nam (re: previous blog) totally fried. Yet, thanks to constant hand washing and a vigilant use of masks while flying, we managed to skirt that horrid flu that is bowling down folks across the globe. So it seems wrong to complain about jet lag. But I’m still struggling. And here it is, St. Patty’s Day in … Full recipe post
Most of my friends are in accord that it’s difficult enough to get your dwelling in shape for a party much less entertain, supply the bar and party food fare. Especially during the busy holiday season. My group is happy to pitch in, bringing a dish, a bottle, or in Frederick’s case (pictured at the piano) musical talent to help ease … 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
Key West has two of the things I love most in life: eccentric characters and shellfish. We’ve been holed up for a few weeks at a VRBO (an excellent find, a rare tranquil spot close to Duvall) as I brainstorm characters and plot for The Maiden Tower, a novel set in Key West, and proofread my finished manuscript for … Full recipe post
If walls could talk. The other evening, I walked down the dark stairwell into The Earle Restaurant, off Main on Washington, in Ann Arbor. At the end of the stairs, there’s a door. I open. To my right … Full recipe post
A friend recently asked what was my favorite spice. That’s like asking which of my kids I preferred. A cold analogy, granted, but hey, savoring well-prepared food has been a primary life-enhancer for me, the therapies of cooking a gift. Since herbs and spices are vital to cooking, it stands to reason I’d contemplate such a question with gravity. … Full recipe post
A sea-to-table recipe for fresh conch salad from Turks and Caicos. Full recipe post
Planet Earth flexes her biceps in New Zealand’s South Island – oh those salaciously shifting teutonic plates! The above photo is one of a trillion I’ve been taking on our Oceania voyage, the trip I’ve always dreamed of taking; the landscape more salubrious than the Green Lip Mussels I purchased in a Kiwi run-of-the mill … Full recipe post
Best freebie dip in town? Zingerman’s samples of bread with truffle-infused olive oil tops my list. This year, however, I’m wary of samples, quite sure I contracted last year’s hideous virus from a different, yet similar, dunk. Fearful of flu-infested double-dippers contaminating the culinary landscape, I chunked down the change to purchase the truffle-infused salt, … Full recipe post
Got any items on your to-do list that you’d like to check-off before the first snow flies? Fly a hot air balloon ride over Pinkney; paddle a canoe down the Huron River at sunset? For me, having friends over for a cookout featuring grilled paella tops the list. Paella is to Spain what risotto is … Full recipe post
(Some grilling ideas for your review for the long, holiday weekend) Wandering through the Kerrytown Farmers Market, I happened upon a produce table that I enjoy patronizing : Green Things Farm, their produce cultivated on an organic Nixon Road farm in Ann Arbor Charter Township. I love the name, as full of whimsy as a child’s … Full recipe post
Here’s an easy one pan dinner recipe where the dressing works double-duty to season the salmon as well as the roasted potatoes. Here’s how it works: Make the dressing and use part of it to marinate the salmon. While the salmon is marinating, preheat your oven then roast the potatoes several minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, make space … Full recipe post
Last night I dreamed of halibut. Before turning in for the evening, I‘d checked my screen scanning Monahan’s Friday Fish Report , which described their just-received halibut as the “fattest, freshest” of the year, indeed “…the finest halibut in our 30-year history”. Palate pricked, I closed my eyes, sinking into dreamland… I was wandering through Kerrytown, a Kerrytown … Full recipe post
I purchased two beautiful snapper fillets with intentions to use them in an Asian-inspired dinner that could be made in a snap. A knob of fresh ginger worked double-duty in the following recipe; I peeled the ginger, julienned it (see picture), then macerated the ginger in rice wine vinegar. After a couple of hours, the vinegar began … Full recipe post
Some of us have tricks for remembering things — association triggers, for example, to help remember people’s names, favorite books, or answers to possible questions on tests. I have developed tricks for remembering recipes. For example, when I’m craving pan-fried fish or chicken fillets, comfort foods that satisfy in the midst of winter doldrums, I … Full recipe post