It’s been awhile since I’ve had a fling. Yes, The Spicy Honey is aware of my dalliance and he approves. Right now, you’re wondering just what kind of blog post this is, aren’t you? So, my dear gutter-minded-friends, I’m talking about tarragon and mustard! And the ultimate question—is it a sauce? Or is it a vinaigrette? Continue reading
Spatchcock? Or not spatchcock? That is the question. It’s such fun to say “spatchcock”…go ahead, say it over and over. Turns out, it’s a great way to save time cooking your turkey, too. I have done this with a twenty pounder, but today, it’s a smaller twelve pounder. Then, place your different types of seasoning on each quarter for four different flavors, because variety is truly the spice of life! Continue reading
Tradition! Tradition! Can you hear the music soaring? Can you see the fiddler on the roof? Well, Oyster Stew was a New Year’s Eve tradition in my home. It was a simple version—butter, finely minced onion, whole milk, heavy cream, oyster and their liquor and heaps of black pepper…any oyster crackers. Simple and simply delicious. Continue reading
Everyone should know how and feel comfortable making Prime Rib…It is Perfection! The process for this “perfection”, is what’s referred to as a “reverse sear”. It produces an incredibly delicious slab of meat. We’re talking salivatingly delicious. Continue reading
I’ve been hearing and reading about butter-basting steak for some years now, but I had sort of dismissed it. That was a mistake. I decided it was time to try it. Oh, yes. I should never have dismissed it. It was, note the past tense, incredibly rich and delicious. Continue reading
KayJay, the love of The Eldest One’s life, is a treasure. And on top of that, she makes some of the best salads you will ever care to eat. They are works of art, I tell ‘ya, and this one is no different. The salad is excellent, but the Dijon-Tarragon Vinaigrette is spectacularly good. Continue reading
Thomas Jefferson (or “Tee-Jay”, his lesser known rapper name), from his travels in Europe, brought the Colonies the lovely flavor of tarragon. He was a Francophile in the largest sense; if it was French, it was good…and tarragon is very good, indeed.
Boursin Cheese is wonderful. It’s rich, creamy, herbaceous, with a nice hit of garlic and best of all, it’s incredibly simple to make. In other words, it’s the holiday seasons perfect “little something special”; the little black dress of appetizers. Oh yes, did I mention that it is a perfect hostess gift? Continue reading