Category Archives: Meats

MEMORIAL DAY: A TOTALLY GRILLED DINNER

I love Monday holidays. It’s like we’ve been given a second Sunday. I’ll spend the rest of the week wondering what day it actually is, but that’s a small price to pay. We seem to feel honor bound to grill … Continue reading

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GRASS-FED BEEF: THE LEFTOVERS

As I mentioned in a previous post about the many wonderful qualities of grass-fed beef, among them is that it is less “marbled” than feedlot beef, its fat being laid down around the muscle rather than throughout it.  And one of … Continue reading

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FROM GRASS-FED BEEF TO AN ASIAN-INSPIRED STEAK

One afternoon while I was at work, I received a FedEx box from the kind folks at Marx Foods.  It wasn’t exactly a surprise, though it was a thrill.  They’d posted a call for cooks interesting in trying out their … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: STEAK NIGHT

It is way, way too hot to cook inside.  Shit, it’s too hot to eat inside.  Mercifully, some unanticipated clouds have moved in to shield us from the still-hot evening sun.  Not that they’re going to drop anything on us, … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: GRILLED LAMB CHOPS with MINTY QUINOA

I’m still basking in the glow of a beautiful 4th of July.  I was invited back this year to a picnic given by friends who own a ranch in the achingly-beautiful East Rosebud River Valley.  It’s actually Poppy and Esmé … Continue reading

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SANDWICH SATURDAY: THE SANTA BARBARA (or HOW I CAME TO LOVE CABBAGE, PART 1)

I let the first bite seduce me, wash over me.  The second one swept me off my feet,  pulled me under.  By the third, though, I surfaced, gasping, realizing I needed to pay attention and commit the creation to gustatory … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: COCONUT CHIX STIX

SERVES 2, or 1 with leftovers When I think coconut, I tend to think shrimp.  Now, while coconut shrimp are all very well and good, my budget isn’t always in the mood for shrimp.  These were inspired by a friend … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: A DARN GOOD STEAK and ASPARAGUS with CHARRED LEMON

I know, I know, it’s Meatless Monday.  But I’m finally saying goodbye to a dreadful cold that camped out in my head for almost three utterly miserable weeks during which I drank enough tea with honey to fill a bathtub. … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SUPPER: ROAST CHICKEN

For the past few months I have had the incredible good fortune to have taken a writing class co-taught by one of my favorite writers and another gentleman who has become one of my favorite professors, one Professor David Craig, … Continue reading

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NEW AGE MACARONI SALAD

I’ve described the limited pasta choices available when I was a child.  Each had its own prescribed use.  The one that was allowed to cross boundaries was elbow macaroni:  macaroni and cheese, but also acceptable in macaroni salad.  The preferred … Continue reading

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