Fang and the Cat Whisperer

Fang the Calico Kitty Warning:  this is a post for cat people.  Don’t bother reading further if you aren’t feline oriented.  It will just frustrate you and cause you to stop reading my posts. There was a farmer had a cat And Fango was her name-o F-A-N-G-O F-A-N-G-O F-A-N-G-O And Fango was her name-o. Actually,…

Tuscan Cabbage

Forget steaming up your kitchen with a boiled cabbage side dish or slogging through wilty, bland coleslaw. This is so easy, you’ll be wondering why you never made it before.   This has now become my favorite way to serve cabbage.  It is a slight variation on the recipe for Cavolo E Pancetta Soppresa  in Cucina Simpatica (Johanne Killeen…

Fresh and Simple Cod and Tomato

Get good fish, the fresher the better. I like cod, but any firm, white fish would do (Chilean sea bass, monk fish, halibut).  Think chunks.  (Serves 4) 1 ½-2  lbs fresh cod 1/4 C Extra virgin olive oil ½ jalapeno seeded and minced fine 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1  C halved cherry tomatoes  (well, go…

Peach and Mint Sunday Chicken

When I was in college, my roommate Pam was the orchestrator of most of our meals.   There were four of us girls in a two bedroom apartment, and we organized ourselves into cooking/shopping and cleaning teams.   We had $30 per week to spend on groceries (don’t  try to figure this out, but suffice it to…

Sinfully Good Hoisin Marinated Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is really not so much born out of inspiration as it was out of leftoverization.  I had this really nice pork tenderloin and no particular plan for its glorification on the dinner plate.  The grocery store was having a sale, so I actually bought several of these and froze them for future  use.  Scrounging through…

Heart and Sole: A Chicken’s Story

The Post Office called on a Thursday to report the chicks were here.  We picked up our fluffy, white Cornish Cross flock, brought them home and nestled them into the galvanized feed tub with an alfalfa bed, water, feed and a heat lamp.  Each little guy had to be introduced to the water by dipping…

What’s Going On? Kimchi

Talk to me, so you can see Oh, what’s going on What’s going on Ya, what’s going on Ah, what’s going on I was tempted to relax on the front porch swing, reading about Sunset Magazine’s recommendations for awesome National Parks and watching Mr. Artifact refinish another chair.  However, a news story about the tragedy…

Stacey’s Secret Spice Rub

This actually takes some effort to make, but it will last for a long time in your cupboard. The best flavor is derived from harvesting your own tomatoes and onions and dehydrating them.  If you cannot do this,  I have offered some options below. (to grind any of these ingredients to powder form, you will…