Monday, June 24, 2013

Stuffed Pork Loin Roll

Stuffed Pork Loin Roll

The southern influence on this dish cannot be denied; Cajun spices, Mustard Greens and thick brown gravy, bless MY heart! How can something that tastes this good not be bad for you? Okay so it’s not health food, but let’s be clear, this is not a diet recipe blog. However making good choices about the ingredients we use is important to eating well and taking care of ourselves.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Lemon Tarragon Wild Rice

Lemon Tarragon Wild Rice

While white rice is the fully milled version of brown rice (the germ and bran is removed), Wild Rice, although a distant relative, is still rice nonetheless. Like its cousins, Wild Rice needs to be cooked correctly to avoid becoming starchy mush. The simple cooking method used here, in which you drain away any unabsorbed water, is key to producing a firm result.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Double Gloucester and Stilton Grillers

Grilled Gloucester and Stilton Sandwiches

I would guess that the first grilled cheese sandwich you ever ate was made with white bread and pasteurized, processed American cheese. This is not that sandwich!

First, we do away with the tissue paper white bread. There’s nothing wholesome about that! Next, the cheese needs some updating or should I say it needs a change of locale. Now we need to add a little adult taste, but still keep something for the kids.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Roasted Garlic Roasted Breast of Chicken

Roasted Chicken with Roasted Garlic

I like perfectly roasted food. Meats of all types taste like they should. Vegetables, especially root vegetables, become stars in their own right. And any excuse to cook with or otherwise consume Roasted Garlic is a noble and virtuous thing! The taste is amazing, and not nearly common enough, which I suppose is what keeps us from getting bored but who could get bored with that! So saying “roasted”, twice in the name of this recipe is not a typo.