Risky Chicken

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Where Great Britain Meets the Barbary Coast Note:  this was created in August 2018, and in January 2019 I have edited the recipe to make it even more yummilicious. Of all the complicated alliances between North Africa and Europe, this chicken dish and the movie Casablanca have to be the best…

Ostreoidea Adventure  (Fried Bivalves on Fruity Slaw)

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Breaded oysters on a slaw of lettuce, kiwi, green apple and avocado According to my friends at Wikipedia: “The word “oyster” is used as a Common name for a number of different families of saltwater Clam Bivalve Mollusc  that live in Marine (ocean) or Brackish water habitats. In some species the valves are highly calcified, and many…

A Yokatta! Super Bowl Sushi

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Of all the crazy things I could have done for Super Bowl food this year, I ended up with sushi.  The driving factor was that I had a small but pristine piece of salmon from Number 1 Son’s Alaska fishing job sitting in the fridge just begging to become gravlax or…

Top 5 Cookbooks for Home Cooks

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Yes, I love The French Laundry Cookbook, but it is not my go-to tome for weeknight and special event dinners.   What I seek out when needing reliable, tasty, appealing, healthy dishes is found in the following cookbooks.  In reviewing these selections, I am struck by the fact that, with the exception…

Key Changes

Warning: emotional post about an old piano

Plantain Lovely Hash

Make this for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.  Put an egg on it.  You can’t go wrong.

Worthy Chili

Mr. Artifact pronounced this the best chili he had ever had. And guess what?  No gas, no indigestion of any sort.    Now that’s a worthy chili! 

Glorious Halibut

With a diet replete in small crustaceans, the halibut is the Kobe beef of the sea. 

Risky Chicken

The best of all briny dishes, Risky Chicken traverses the globe with its combination of earthy roots, olives and preserved lemons.