Category: Recipes

OH RHUBARB!

I said to Santa Claus (That’s what we call our elderly neighbor who has a long white beard and is a avid gardener.) “I would love to have a few stalks of your rhubarb.” He got up from his chair. He walked toward me. His hands in his overall pockets. “I make rhubarb jam. “The old-fashioned way. “The way my…

Some Photos

April 18–April 25. Banana Bread. Bruce. Bouquet. Bread Pudding. Chicken Maquechoux. Weeping White Cherry Tree. Baked Cod with Braised Red Cabbage and Apple. Cod Cake. Freddy. Vodka & Tonic. Red Onion, Mushroom, Chicken, Green Olive Pizza. Mushroom, Red Onion, Salami Pizza. Susan and Freddy. Second Vaccine.

Best Shrimp Creole

Recently, I watched on TV a food truck chef make Bread Pudding in her truck. It looked delicious and I remembered I often made Bread Pudding based upon a recipe from the following book: I lost the book and mentioned this to Susan. And guess what? She bought me a copy. It’s a great cookbook, a history book filled with…

Sunset and Pizza

On Friday Susan and I watched a beautiful sunset in our backyard and while we watched a beautiful and delicious pizza cooked in the oven. I make a pizza almost once every week. The dough recipe is from Mark Bittman. I have made hundreds, all a little different: eggplant, calamari, meatballs, asparagus, corn, jalapeno peppers, etc. This one above had…

Date Meatballs with Orange Mint Yogurt Sauce

I have made these a few times and they deserve to be made more often. The first time I followed the recipe below and they were delicious. I made them again with ground beef instead of turkey and used sour cream as I didn’t have any yogurt; not as perfect but still delicious, particularly with roasted cauliflower (picture at below).…

Thai Sweet, salty and spicy shrimp

I made this for Valentine’s Day. So delicious. Based on a recipe from The New York Times. INGREDIENTS 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined  Kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon white vinegar 3 tablespoons roasted, salted peanuts, finely chopped 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon red-pepper flakes PREPARATION Pat the shrimp…

Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives and Crisp Parmesan over Fettucine

This might be the best pasta recipe I have ever made. It’s based on one from Melissa Clark. I made a few changes which I note below. Melissa writes: “Studded with salty olives, pancetta and Parmesan that gets golden and crisp at the edges, this is roasted cauliflower at its brightest and most full-flavored. You can serve the caramelized florets…

Chicken Thighs with Fennel, Plums and Red Onion

Susan found this recipe for me. Based on the following recipe from Melissa Clark of The New York Times. According to the newspaper: “Beautiful to behold and easy to make, this sheet-pan dinner combines sweet plums and soft red onions with crisp-skinned pieces of roasted chicken. Toasted fennel seeds, red-pepper flakes and a touch of allspice add complexity while a…

Honey Mustard Cilantro Baked Chicken Thighs with Veggies

This is based on a recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats. She called for using thyme which I have growing in my garden but it was raining cats and dogs and I had a bunch of cilantro in the fridge so I used that instead. A big plus; this is a one pan dish! Ingredients 4 bone boneless, skinless chicken thighs…

Asparagus And Potato Salad

As Susan was heading out the door on her way to buy Shetland Salmon and Shrimp, she called out to me and said  “Bruce, while I am gone why don’t you make a potato salad to have with our salmon?” I found a recipe online and adapted it to my liking. Ingredients  7-10 small potatoes (We buy these at our…