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Basil rocoto tofu ramen

The rainy dreary season has begun offering a great day to augment simple chicken ramen noodles with fresh basil, fresh rocoto peppers and tofu, marinated in BBQ sauce and Loooosiana hot sauce. Those fleshy, juicy rocoto peppers will warm one … Continue reading

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Homestyle poutine

I finally made a simple poutine with on-hand ingredients: small red potatoes cooked bacon grease, fresh mozzarella or quso fresco (as Kroger destocked cheese curds in Richmond and gravy from turkey fat in the frig. And some salt and pepper. … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut season

A friend is making sausages so I figured it was time to get the salt and cabbage and make a small batch of kraut, one of the easiest of the fermented foods. It really was simple. Cut up the cabbage, add … Continue reading

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Planting ginger

The ginger I had found at the Union Square Green Market and potted indoors seemed to have vanished into the dirt after a couple of weeks. An other-worldly occurrence. Luckily, later that same day, while in search of the very seasonal Zwetschgen … Continue reading

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Corn tortilla snack

Now that I am not quite as nomadic, I have taken a fancy to corn tortillas, here with some tangy IKEA OST Präst cheese, some bbq chicken and some simple salsa. Very yummy.

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Silver Queen sweet corn

I inadvertently picked up some Silver Quuen last season, white, sugary (su) sweet corn at the Forest Hills farmer’s market on Saturday, which has a much nicer mouth feel than the supercrunchy shrunken-2 (sh2) varieties which now dominate the market. … Continue reading

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Twisted Ales and Väsen, RVA

I took a short bike ride to check out new breweries in Richmond, VA and started in Manchester at Twisted Ales, where even the Saison and Weiss beers seemed hoppy. The bar was covered with nearly $200.00 worth of pennies … Continue reading

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