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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fish casserole

Fish casserole
Yes, it's a Tweety Bird plate

That's fresh, local asparagus in there. It's our own recipe that is made with brown rice, veggies, and can be made with practically any flaky white fish (tilapia tonight). Some years ago this recipe was featured on the Wisconsin Public Radio Zorba Paster on Your Health program. It's not online anymore (not even in the wayback machine), but if anyone asks I'll post the audio and/or the recipe.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thai noodle night

Thai noodle night
Traditional meal for us

The really important thing is to not overcook the rice noodles before they go in with the tofu (you can also use chicken) and mushrooms. The scallions go in after the noodles. The rice noodles must be able to absorb quite a bit of liquid after assembly.

Of course, you can't do this at all without the little cans of curry paste you find at the Asian market.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Baked beans 2-2-08
Excellent batch of baked beans tonight to go with our chicken. Wow, it was December the last time we (actually the missus) made 'em, when we were breaking in the Dutch oven.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Singapore rice noodles

Singapore rice noodles
Use plenty of curry powder

This is a favorite dish when eating out at the Oriental Jade or Noodles & Company on Wilson Street in Brewer. So, we tried to replicate it tonight. Not too bad. Noodles and Company does it better with fuller flavor. But this wasn't bad for a first try.

According to one recipe, this curried noodle dish supposedly is not found in Singapore itself. Maybe my SE Asian readers can chime in and explain...

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Leftovers 1-19-2008
Good food week

Massaman curry, chana masala, chicken chow mein, tortellini stew... No need for cooking tonight.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

This was unbelievably good!

Homemade pizza

The big advantage to homemade pizza is that you get to control the crust. Most restaurant pizza crust, well, usually isn't great. And crust is why frozen pizza is, well, terrible. Homemade is the way to go!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Vegetable stew

Jan 5 08 vegetable stew
Dutch oven on stovetop

The new dutch oven is very versatile. Here it is used on the stovetop rather than in the oven. It's big advantages are excellent thermal contact with the stove element and high thermal mass.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Maine baked beans

Before baking

After baking
Maiden voyage of our Christmas present

Saturday menu will be an occasional feature. Tonight we made our Aunt's secret baked bean recipe in the new dutch oven. It's a traditional Maine dish.

This post is dedicated to the late Steve Gilliard, a pioneer of political blogging who posted wonderful food features. His was one of the first blogs I read regularly. I continued to do so until his very untimely death this past June. The New York Times Magazine remembers him this weekend, albeit with a peculiar slant.