Category Archives: Recipes

Sometimes detailed and sometimes just a summary of recipes that I cook

Fresh Strawberry Smoothie…

I have been trying a new way of eating by reading The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better. To get more vegetables into your diet he recommends drinking green smoothies, which looked and … Continue reading

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Red Veal – take 3…

Costco has started to stock locally source red veal which I just had to try. I bought the veal escallops because I wanted to master the art of Wiener Schnitzel. In my first attempt I used panko bread crumbs with … Continue reading

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My first investigation into Sous Vide Salmon…

Sous Vide cooking it is very scientific and based on thermodynamics, specifically entropy. You vacuum pack the food and put it into a water bath of certain temperature for a period of time and sooner or later all the water … Continue reading

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What the heck is a KCBS…

Kansas City Barbecue Society of course! And my Barbecue Bible, Sauces Rubs and Marinades has a copy of their Kansas City Sweet and Smoky Rub, which is described as: “Sweet rather than salty, flavorful rather than fiery” Here are the … Continue reading

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You think it would be easy to buy peasant food…

All I wanted was a couple of sections of a cow’s tail, is that too much to ask? I am in town so I check the local Waitrose for some oxtail, fresh or frozen I don’t care – nope. In … Continue reading

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Sorry it has been…

way too long since I have written a blog. The last one was mid May. My defence is that starting with May it is supposed to be summer and BBQ season right? Well, in England we have been absolutely smashed … Continue reading

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Mostly Modernist Thanksgiving

Menu ===== -Turkey Breast -Gravy -Bread stuffing -Roast Potatoes -Mashed Sweet Potatoes -Cranberry sauce -Bread machine rolls/buns -Pumpkin Pie with whipping cream Day N-2 ====== Make large loaf of bread in your bread machine. It seems like a crime, but … Continue reading

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Street food my way…

Just got 15 minutes to put together dinner, well there is nothing better than my egg fried rice. A few store cupboard items are required as we have no time for shopping and I am hungry NOW! So crack a … Continue reading

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I have new favourite food…

Cholla from the Paradise Bakery in London. I have been following a thread on French toast at eGullet. They suggested using challah which is the same as cholla, it appears to have several names depending on the country. I thought … Continue reading

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Man sometimes leftovers ROCK…

Sorry I don’t have any pictures of this one, but it was so good I had to blog it. On the weekend I cooked some Costco Sirloin steaks sous vide to a perfect 134F medium rare. The steaks were fantastic … Continue reading

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