Arugula salad with sliced pears and goat cheese: 2.5 inch veal chops, whipped sweet potatoes with cinnamon, butter & sugar, fresh green bean bundles tied with a bacon strip cooked in olive oil, garlic in a hot skillet until lightly brown.
I'd finish this meal with a lovely panacotta drizzled with honey.
I found frozen banana leaves in a local grocery. At first, I was so excited I couldn't decide what to wrap ...chicken, fish or pork! I found a Thai recipe to be able to follow the idea of it and came out with a wonderfully moist fish. Has anyone else had the pleasure of cooking with banana leaves? If so, please share your ideas. I'm going to use fish, scallops, large shrimp and squid on the next wrap!
I remember enjoying Pasquale's Kitchen on PBS some years ago. He was such an entertaining cook. He taught me many of the techniques I use today. What a fun guy!
Here in Old Town Alexandria, Va we have the oldest fresh market in the United States (so we are told). Each Saturday local farmers from Virginia and Maryland bring their vegetables, country ham and sausage, herbs and flowers to us. When I'm in town, I'm at the market along with hundreds of other people. I'm in search of a good recipe for calabasitas which will utilize the summer squash and fresh corn. Please pass your recipe along!
Because pork chops can be dry has anyone heard that using a cold pan (reverse of searing) insures that the chops will stay moist? I like to finish chops in the oven after pan searing. Have you used this cold pan technique?
I love italian food and prepare it far often than I should! A favorite pasta of mine is stuffing jumbo shells with a ricotta, spinach and ground veal mixture covered with a homemade marina sauce. Any other ideas?
Moving beyond the Foodnetwork and finding complete enjoyment in watching Lydia's Italy, Daisy Cooks, Test Kitchen etc reveals who we are and where we are in relation to the level of cooking we seek. Who inspires you the most?
Does anyone have a recipe for ground turkey burgers that includes minced granny smith applies?
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