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

Starving Students?

No one wants to subsidize bad decisions, but no one wants anyone to suffer.