I understand the problem as well as anyone: we’re told to eat fish for its health benefits, but it’s a challenging ingredient that leaves us either nervous or unfulfilled. We’re afraid to eat it, and when we do we’re hungry later. Well I have the solution — trout paired with bacon.
I haven’t made a whole lot of pork lately. I’ve been swooning over spice-rubbed chicken, braising all manner of cuts beef, and grilling plenty of fish. I think pork needs its due. I am a big fan, particularly of bacon and pork belly. It must be the fat. But what about the old standby favorites? … Read More Local Foods Week | Brining Two Kinds of Pork
So much of Irish cooking was born from necessity. But from Ireland’s extraordinary hardships came simple, delicious farmhouse dishes that rely on cheap, available ingredients. In this case, there are a mere four ingredients – pork ribs, bacon, onions, and of course, potatoes. Then, with a little heat and a little time, they transform themselves… Read More Irish Cooking | Pork Rib Stew
Everyone had been told to batten down the hatches, so we did. Buying a whopping two days worth of dinners and lunches at once. Persephone is a daily grocery shopper. It is somewhat a product of my Europhile nature, as well as, and perhaps more importantly, a morning activity with Cherub. The life of a… Read More Icepocalypse: The Dinner | Italian Sausages with White Beans
It seems to me that I’m going through a breakfast phase. Eggs at most meals, bacon at dinner. This is good for the winter. It’s cold, it’s comforting to have maple syrup on the table. It reminds you that the sap will be rising again soon, tapped by our friends the farmers. Rising sap means… Read More Obsession with Breakfast Continues | Chicken and Waffles
Do not get the wrong idea: Persephone is not hung over. She doesn’t get hung over. Let’s just get that straight first. But I do know that this is a malady that occasionally affects those fashionable folks who enjoy a nice meal with a few (extra) glasses of wine. A sturdy, spicy breakfast lunch the… Read More Hangover Cure | Migas
I grew up eating breakfast tacos. Notice I did not refer to these as breakfast “burritos.” You won’t find vegetables in these. They are not some sort of fancy omelet in a flour tortilla. They are typically leftovers and eggs wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. They usually consist of some combination of the following… Read More Breakfast Tacos, San Antonio Style