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Parfait! Balsamic Roasted Peppers

After all the process and production involved in making the sauce(s), then the pork, and then the buns this week, I thought I’d close with a very simple, but incredibly tasty way to treat your peppers. Fergetabout the blackening and … Continue reading

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Char Siu Bao (Asian-Style Pork Buns)

Alrighty then! You’ve made your sauces, you’ve made your pork, now let’s make us some buns! As you may recall, at the beginning of this whole saga, I was planning to make Vietnamese tacos like we had enjoyed at Cheesecake … Continue reading

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Ponzu Sauce Pork

When last we left our pork, it had been squished together with a tasty marinade combination of Vietnamese(ish) sauce, tamari, and Busha Browne’s Jerk Sauce, then stashed in the fridge for five hours (or mebbe overnight). Now, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Vietnamese (ish) Sauce and Marinade for Pork

See, here’s the deal: Rich and I joined some friends for dinner at Cheesecake Factory a while back, and were really pleased that they offered an assortment of small plates, as opposed to the more usual serving for a small … Continue reading

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Really Good, REALLY Easy Chocolate Cake

We went away for Rich’s birthday, but the following weekend, we invited some friends over for a small dinner celebration and a cake. I normally make him his favorite Carrot Cake, but we had been out and about one day, stopped … Continue reading

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Parfait! New! Improved! Best! Thousand Island Dressing

See, here’s the deal; when I was a kid, Thousand Island Dressing was THE salad dressing for me – Pfeiffer’s, Kraft, or, if I was very lucky, Marie’s; who also make another big fave of mine – blue cheese dressing. … Continue reading

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An update on Stuff I Like: my Emile Henry Tagine

This was one of my big presents from Rich for Christmas last, and I mean big as in its price; at around $160US, this is not your basic clay-pot chicken makin’ kinda of tagine. This all-ceramic beauty, part of Emile Henry’s … Continue reading

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Country-Style Ribs With a Citrus-Soy Barbecue Sauce

The original version of this recipe called these ‘Chinese-Style’ ribs and cooked them in the Crock Pot. I couldn’t really see anything ‘Chinese’ about it, except for mebbe the soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger, and am not a huge … Continue reading

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Spinach 2 Ways, Plus a Citrus Salad Dressing

I came across this recipe for a spinach salad with an orange, lemon, and Dijon based dressing that looked kinda tasty, and the nice folk at have rarely let me down, so I set about making it… and it … Continue reading

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Garlic Scallops and Shrimp

It had been a busy week. My sister was out for a visit, and Rich was down and out with a stomach bug, and the gas gauge on the car decided to stop working (if I may suggest – do … Continue reading

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