Category Archives: Recipes

Balsamic Filet Mignon

This is a great spice mixture to pair with the sweet balsamic sauce. Use a 2-3″ thick filet mignon or tenderloin cut of beef. Filet Mignon with Balsamic 2 filet mignon 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 tbsp black … Continue reading

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Steamed Turkey Dumplings

These are fun to make and taste great. Perfect as a first course, or multi course Asian feast. Green onion and garlic can be used if there are no garlic scapes around. There will probably be some filling left over … Continue reading

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Glazed Tofu

This is a simple and tasty way to cook tofu. If sorghum is unavailable then honey can be used. Glazed Tofu 1 package extra firm tofu 2 tbsp sorghum 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Fermented Pineapple

This authentic Mexican drink comes from the same region that brought the world tequila and is called Tepache. It is relatively simple to make and with pineapples on sale it is hard to find a valid excuse not to have … Continue reading

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Massaman Curry

This curry is more in line with Indian food than Thai due to the sweetness of the sauce and the use of potato. Regardless it is very tasty. Authentically this is made with cheap beef cubes, but chicken thighs work … Continue reading

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Vichyssoise

This is a fairly simple soup to make, but it does require a couple hours to chill so plan ahead. Vichyssoise 2 lbs potatoes skinned and diced small 4 large leeks cleaned and finely sliced, about 6 cups 8 cups … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Cherries

The scapes have finally arrived and this is a great way to use them. The sauce cooks very fast and the end result is fancy and tasty. If there are no scapes then a combination of green onions and garlic … Continue reading

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