Category Archives: Foodie

No Recipe Chicken – I Dare You to Wing It

Gentle Reader: Do you think you are not expert enough to try a 1 pot dinner without a recipe? Here I tell you how I did it so, hopefully, you aren’t intimidated by the idea. As you can see, I’m … Continue reading

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Provence in my Periphery

Gentle Reader: Several years ago, I had the good fortune to spend 10 days in Provence France on a wine and food tour. I knew I was entering a different world when, during the flight into Marseilles, passengers were served … Continue reading

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Blessings Abound

Gentle Reader: The table is set.  Tom is bathing in the sink and will be cooked on the Weber rotisserie grill—regardless of the ambient temperature (yes, the snow shovel is close by). A few things have been prepared in advance … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup: the Agony and the Ecstacy

Gentle Reader, I’m guessing we have all tasted some of the best and worst examples of French Onion Soup. The worst in my taste memory is the stuff that has simmered too long in a restaurant kitchen so by the … Continue reading

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Tomato Sandwich Social

There are tomatoes and then there are Tomatoes. In this part of the country and especially the sandy river-bottoms along the Missouri River, we grow some of the best. Yes, we have the boring greenhouse-grown and hydroponic offerings in the … Continue reading

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The Season for Soup

Gentle Reader: My friend, Steve, who also loves to cook nudged me to get busy again posting about my cooking adventures. He’s right. A string of personal and professional obligations has cut into my culinary time but, alas, my kitchen calls. … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Elegant and Ridiculously Simple

Gentle Readers: I’ve taken on mastering the art of making grilled cheese sandwiches. While the one in the picture is actually a grilled ham and cheese, I really prefer the plain ol’ plain old. The juxtaposition between the savory, melting … Continue reading

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