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Salmon Jowl & Smoked Salmon Chowder

Labor of love for a cold day on a long weekend: Smoked salmon and salmon jowl chowder topped with smoked gouda.

Salmon heads are delightfully cheap at the seafood counter. It's good to ask if they'v...

Grilled Mackerel & Rainbow Trout

I really wanted to grill some mackerel, (but I also picked up some gorgeous rainbow trout) and enjoy some sake with some izakaya (Japanese bar)-type snacks. I ordered some dishes from my fave Japanese...

2022 Christmas, New Year's Eve & Day Meals

A quick catch-up on holiday meals going into 2022. Happy New Year! New Year's Day: Champagne and caviar brunch. New Year's Eve: Chinese hot pot with ribeye, half shell scallops, abalone, tilapia, shri...

2021 Seafood Thanksgiving

This was fun! Every ingredient that came out the fridge was more magical than the last; I really felt like I was back in culinary school with all those top-notch ingredients again. Lobster mac from fr...

2021 Cherry Blossom Viewing Party

When we moved in last year, seeing this tree first explode in bloom was a pleasant surprise. This year I waited for it, preplanned our menu, and the very first blossoms opened on May 1st. It's now at...

2021 Easter Dinner: Game Birds

Some old world cooking themes for our Easter dinner with lots of birds - roast pheasant with leeks, cassoulet with duck confit and butter braised parsnips. I also got a couple little squab hens and tr...

2021 Mardi Gras

Hope those of you without power are warm and safe. Strangely, our weather has shot up into the 50s today up here.

Still, it is our day of days, the most Tuesday of Tuesdays. Yes? Yes.

I've finally...

2020 Christmas

I really enjoyed cooking this Christmas goose. It was at least 12lbs and I scored about 16 ounces of goose fat after the fat I incorporated back into side dishes. I did a salt rub like I would do fo...

Procrastination Ravioli

I'm supposed to be working on my python final projects, so of course I'm doing anything but, usually cooking Instead here's pumpkin ravioli with marsala scallops topped with white truffle oil mushroom...

2020 Thanksgiving

Obligatory turkey picture for Thanksgiving. Relatively simple sides:

  • Green bean casserole
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Fried Okra
  • Cream pie