Posts Categorized: Food/Cooking

My Olympic cooking challenge

Okay, how about a short break from all the sturm und drang out there and dive back into a recurring subject of mine: cooking. The topic is not necessarily in honor of, but nicely coincidental to the ending of the Winter Olympics. So, in my view, this represents my Olympic cooking challenge. Just in case… Read more »

I should have listened to Obi-Wan

Rare is the person I come into contact with who likes beef as much as me. Medium rare is the way I like my beef. Especially if it’s prime rib. This is the sorrowful tale that can only lead anyone who reads it to the conclusion that I should have listened to Obi-Wan. Let’s start… Read more »

Put the lemon in the coconut

With no apologies to the Harry Nilsson song from my youth (which I quite enjoyed singing to), I have a problem. It’s a problem of surprise and dismay. And maybe, just maybe, it could be solved if they had put the lemon in the coconut. First, let me say that I am not averse to… Read more »

I’ve got a plan

Coming off a successful year of cooking all-new recipes, I was wondering what I could do for next year. Should I start over? Should I take up baking? I was undecided until the family Christmas dinner. Because of that, I’ve got a plan. Beyond the usual spiral ham and other associated dishes, my brother-in-law produced… Read more »

Something to stew over

While November slipped by me, leaving a hole in my year-long cooking challenge, December is back on track. Thanks to a cookbook sent by a friend, I had something to stew over for the holidays. Specifically, a Caribbean lamb stew recipe. How did I do? Let’s find out… I’ll scratch your eyes out! Generally, when… Read more »

Holiday ramblings part one – Food!

With no specific topic to talk about today, I thought I’d do some holiday ramblings. As I see it, this will take two posts, so I’ll kick off today’s ramblings by talking about food! Now, not everything I’ll be rambling about will be holiday food, but that’s why I call ’em “Ramblings”! Tracks of my… Read more »

Northern holidays

There are a number of things I enjoy about being clean-shaven, the least of which, surprisingly, that I look younger (on account of the beard containing substantially more of the famous Daniels family white hair than on the top of my head). Chief among those simple pleasures is eating, especially barbecue. And corn on the… Read more »

We learn by doing

Halloween is nearly upon us and I have, for all intents and purposes completed my rights and responsibilities to friends, family and kids. My Halloween efforts are probably best summed up in two adages: – “It looked good on paper.” – “His eyes were bigger than his stomach.” What I learned by doing… The display… Read more »

I see food and I cook it

Seafood. Ah, my second love (next to BBQ). Growing up in South Florida has always been a gift. Among many other things was the opportunity to sample so much seafood, much of it self-caught in my early days. But, generally, I didn’t like to cook it myself. Not fish, not shellfish, naught. Apart from an… Read more »