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Single-pan pork loin and brussel sprouts

I was on a mission to use up the last bit of bacon and get both a pork loin and sprouts in the same pan on top of the stove. I rubbed the pork loin with Bourbon Molasses Rub from … Continue reading

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Plant-based chili

I found a vegetarian chili recipe in the Sunday Times that included garbanzo beans instead of meat so I was interested in giving it a try. Onions, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder and cumin reduced for a couple … Continue reading

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My first Schnitzel, German warm potato salad on the side

I had a couple of unused pork cutlets and thought, having lived in Vienna, that I should finally make a Wienerschnitzel and combine it with my grandmother’s warm potato salad. So I pounded that pork, coated it with flour, dredged … Continue reading

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Cast-Iron sourdough pancakes

Using some spare, rye sourdough rejuvenated after a long summer’s hibernation and conversion to wheat flour, it was finally time to make cast-iron sourdough pancakes with apples. The recipe required a bit of fiddling, removing the “save a scant cup of sourdough” … Continue reading

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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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Gordita carnitas y horchata

After reading about inexpensive eats in DC I visited el Sol at 1227 11th St NW on the way back from work and had the Gordita carnitas and the horchata (cinnamon rice milk) to drink less than $10. Finally an inexpensive find in … Continue reading

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DIY composter

After digging holes and pouring in kitchen scraps for conversion  to useful compost, we finally made an inexpensive, versatile DIY home composter.  We have not quite gotten around  to building a top to complete the three bin system nor collected enough … Continue reading

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