QUICK PICKZ

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It’s that time or year when the abundance of fresh produce can be overwhelming, Many a time, I’ve gone to the farmers market with a loose plan in mind and returned home laden with way more produce than I can handle. That’s where the quick pickz come in. Put some up–it’s easy. Here’s a simple… View Article
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Taste of Chicago

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”TasteOfChicago2010″] Am home from “Taste” (as the locals call it). No, we didn’t miss ANY meals. And, thanks to everyone for their suggestions on Chicago dining–we had a few highs, just one low but no need to dwell on that. A couple things I loved about the weekend: photo opp under the Taste… View Article
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A Little More on Fish

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I ate this dish recently at a restaurant and the flavors were so well drawn. Soba noodles tossed in a mild but delicious Asian flavors, cilantro-mint pesto, seared wild Alaskan King Salmon, topped with a lightly savory-sweet, mildly pickled red cabbage slaw. At first I thought there might be too many elements (enough anyway that… View Article
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MAD GOOD CHICKEN WINGS

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Came home tonight and My hubs had made one of his signature dishes, Crunch Sesame Chicken Wings. And they were so beyond good I could not believe it. Yes, I had to pin him down when it came to writing the recipe since he usually is a riffing type of cook. BUT–I noticed Mad Hungry… View Article
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The Fish Heart of The First Caught Fish

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This is from my first born sons (a NYC boys) first caught fish. Tradition has it that if you don’t eat the heart of the first fish species you catch then you’ll never catch from this species again. Ok with you people?
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A FISH GRILLING TECHNIQUE

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I leaned this from a chef friend-Michael who lives and works in Los Angeles at the restaurant Providence. Good fresh fish like salmon needs just to be salt and pepperered for flavor BUT–to grill it so it won’t stick on the grill? Lightly brush mayonaise on it to form a film before grilling. It’s not… View Article
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AM BACK HOME

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Hey folks, I’m back from the wild wiLD, WILD WEST but more on that later when I can really talk about it. I’m really happy to be home, having been really out of touch, connectivity and all my usual routine. I missed my family mad amounts even though I had one son traveling with me…. View Article
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Leaving Home

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”NYCHome”] Hey readers of this blog out there-here’s what’s up. (Btw, who are you???). Big news I’ve been sitting on is about the show, MHTV on The Hallmark Channel. Read all about it here where the Daily News writes a really nice piece. So we start shooting the show this summer but meanwhile–there… View Article
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HOMEMADE MAYO

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Moments before the final construction of his BLT–a son discovers the mayonnaise is deaded (but the jar still lives in the fridge, coated enough to deceive it’s actually full–a specialty in our house). So–he makes the mayonnaise. Two egg yolks, some lemon juice, salt whipped together as a slow stream of oils drizzles in (more… View Article
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GUEST BLOGGER: A SON’S FRIEND

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”GuestBloggerSonSFriendBBQ”] I received this meal recap from one of my sons friends about his grilling adventures this weekend. This guy has spent many a barbecue at my home over the years and I am the friend he refers to who he called for how-to reco’s. The story is really funny. He writes of… View Article
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