Category Archives: Vegetables

Roast Pork Loin

This is my first post in a long time.  By late 2011, posting had become more work than fun, so I took a sabbatical for a while.  I am back because of some recipe requests from friends on Facebook. We … Continue reading

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Skirt Steak

Skirt steak is a toothsome, beefy cut similar to flank steak. It is best prepared by cooking quickly over high heat, and then slicing thinly against the grain. In this case, I marinated in a little red wine with garlic, … Continue reading

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It’s good to be home!

I got home very late last night after a few days in Scottsdale at a continuing education course.  It’s good to be home.  I woke up this morning looking forward to the Saints game, and thinking about what to make … Continue reading

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T-Bone Fiorentina with Skillet New Potatoes

T-bone Fiorentina is an Italian classic- a thick-cut t-bone seasoned aggressively with garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper and grilled over charcoal.  The traditional dish calls for a massive steak- 2 1/2″-3″ thick.  It makes for an incredible meal, but it’s … Continue reading

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Final Garden Update

It’s been some time since I’ve posted a garden update. Our tomatoes are doing great- very productive. The cherry tomatoes are sweet and delicious, and the yellows are also wonderful. Our reds are a little small, but tasty nonetheless. The … Continue reading

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Here are a couple of dishes incorporating tomatoes from our garden. A classic caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from our garden and fresh mozzarella. I dressed it with good olive oil and a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Tomatoes … Continue reading

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Grilling with pancetta

I bought some pancetta recently to make an appetizer for a large group, and didn’t end up doing so. After about a week, I realized I had a fair amount of ripening pancetta in the fridge, so this is what … Continue reading

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