Ramen

Reflection Over Ramen

I sit down to a luncheon with myself…. a moment of reflection over a bowl of ramen. The ambrosia from the broth excites my senses, the result of over 60 hours of low and slow cooking. “Slurp, Slurp” Have my years of living …. the many years of fond and […]


Miso Broth

Miso Broth

Miso broths are one of the easiest broths one can make, and the soups allow for so many variations. According to Wikipedia; Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called “dashi” into which softened miso paste is mixed. Many ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preferences. Miso […]


Miso Crab Cakes

Miso Crab Cakes

Miso Crab Cakes Crab cakes come in so many different shapes, sizes, and flavor profiles. My Miso Crab Cakes use a homemade miso mayo I posted some time ago. You can get that recipe here “Miso Mayo”.  It gives the crab cake an excellent miso flavor with undertones of ginger. […]


Blue Cheese Dill Dip

Blue Cheese Dill Dip

Blue Cheese Dill Dip I am a big fan of blue cheese. It wasn’t until my late 20’s I came across some good Danish blue cheese before I realized there is a wider range of blue cheeses out there.  Before then all my pallet knew of blue cheese was from […]


Chicken Wings

Crock Pot Tales: Chicken Thighs n’ Legs

Chicken legs and thighs are by far my favorite part of our fine feathered friend. In fact, most of the chicken flavor is in the thighs and legs. If you don’t like dark meat, you can use chicken breast, which most Americans tend to eat. I used to be in […]


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Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, and Pearl Onions

Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, and Pearl Onions Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, and Pearl Onions are one of my favorite three amigos. This dish is so easy to make and yet so flavorful. Makes for an excellent breakfast, lunch, and or a side dish for dinner.  By roasting these three food staples with […]


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Sous Vide Trek: Rack of Wild Boar

One of the things I enjoy about cooking is going beyond the boundaries of what I know and have experienced. A couple of weeks ago I stopped at Jim’s Fallbrook Market for some sushi grade ahi tuna and came across a rack of wild boar there.  My only experience with […]


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10 Slow Cooker Tips

The slow cooker is the ideal kitchen tool for the busy working person or for someone that doesn’t have a whole lot of time to cook. If you want to make the most of your time, a little planning goes a long way. The Evening Before: Cut and trim any meat, […]


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Champagne Mustard and Shrimp Pizza

Cooking and improvisation gave way to this delectable delight, Champagne Mustard and Shrimp Pizza. Post Thanksgiving I found myself rummaging through my pantry and fridge deciding what to cook. I spotted a bottle of Champagne Mustard bestowed upon me by a good friend. If you haven’t had this mustard yet, […]


Scallop Pizza

Scallop Pizza

  This recipe came about from a spontaneous moment during an evening I had a lady over for a pizza cookery.  We picked up a bunch of different ingredients, made our way to my house and got creative. I grabbed scallops because I love and wondered how it would taste […]


Evolution of Civilization

Fire, Storytelling, and Cooking

The book and Netflix series “Cooked” hits home on how human civilization was heavily influenced by fire, storytelling, and cooking. “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation”, is a 2013 book by Michael Pollan. It details Pollan’s attempt to learn how to cook several different foods, including barbecue pork, bread, and […]