Category Archives: cooking

Buttermilk pecan pancakes

From an early Christmas present from a self-interested bruncher comes Bobby Flay’s buttermilk pecan pancakes in regular size, not silver dollar sized Also sans maple syrup butter. Tasty enough with a hint of buttermilk and a hint of pecan. Advertisements

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Fermented rocoto salsa

I am just back from the local El Jardin Latino Market where I failed to find Huacatay (Peruvian mint) paste for fermented rocoto salsa. So I blundered ahead chopping rocoto peppers, onion, garlic, parsley, mint and adding a bit of sauerkraut … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving gravy

If you are still using up that turkey, try some for breakfast with bacon, eggs, home fries, gravy and rocoto peppers to jump start your morning.

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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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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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