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"Relaxation" Cooking

The internal Me with a plan: I can't believe work today was actually worse than Friday. I'm gonna order takeout, crack a beer, watch a movie and definitely not move the rest of the night--

Also me:

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Tasting Note: Cheongsam Tea Liqueur

I was delighted to find this tea liqueur from China. From the smokiness, seems like lapsang may have been the predominant tea used, and it makes a fantastic smoky cocktail. They have a website here,...

Oseyo, Austin

Still catching up after getting back from Austin, but last week I did manage to go out to dinner with literally one of my oldest friends, whom I met when I was 18? 19? on the west coast, and who knew...

Den Den Korean Fried Chicken

We made it to Den Den Korean in Providence to sample their Korean fried chicken. Having just recently started making my own at home, I can't claim to be an expert by any means. The flavors were great,...

Midnight Lamb

Still one of my favorite roasting recipes - leg of lamb seared and sealed in a garlic salt rosemary crust, set to roast, then allowed to rest overnight in the fridge before slicing it up and frying it...

2019 Easter

Happy Easter! To celebrate my return to the land of the (drink)ing, I sent for these made-to-order decanters from Italy, that arrived just in time on Friday. I WILL FILL THEM WITH DELICIOUS PETIT SYRA...

2019 Mardi Gras

Tasty things so far today: Scallops Creole, Trout Pontchartrain with hollandaise & crab sauce (topped with sweet peppers since I forgot to buy mushrooms), Eggs Sardou, Garlic Mussles, and lovely Orlea...

2018 Easter

Here was Easter dinner. I had some rabbit on hand for the occasion, so we're having the Easter Bunny for dinner.

I did a 24 hour cider marinade before braising the rabbit in cider. Highly recommend....

2018 Mardi Gras

Rise and shine! We've taken the day off and here's our 2018 Mardi Gras Menu for today!

This year's star ingredient: Shrimp!

  • Eggs Sardou - Poached eggs with hollandaise, creamed spinach & spicy boi...