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Jardine Salad

Jardine Salad

Click here to jump to the Jardine Salad recipe. If you’ve never heard about the Jardine salad before I don’t blame you. It’s probably because I just invented it. How did I come up with the name? Same way I came up with the name…

Pork Croquettes On Chili Bechamel

Pork Croquettes On Chili Bechamel

Click here to go directly to the pork croquettes recipe A croquette is simply a ball of something that has been fried. In this case, it is a meatball of seasoned ground pork, formed into a ball, rolled in finely ground breadcrumbs and deep fried.…

Basil Vinaigrette

Basil Vinaigrette

I was recently able to procure a huge amount of basil for about 30 cents from the sidewalk grannies selling their produce. Faced with the challenge of using it before it goes bad, I decided to turn it into a salad dressing. The result, a…

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Click here to jump directly to the chocolate crackle cookies recipe I was first given this recipe by the landlady of an AirBnB I stayed at in Split, Croatia. If you follow the website regularly you know I hit a few dozen countries a year,…

Gyoza (Pasta Roller Hack)

Gyoza (Pasta Roller Hack)

Skip directly to the gyoza recipe. Ok before we begin, I know…using a pasta roller to make dumpling skins is not traditional. I don’t care. Rolling out little nuggets of dough into perfect circles is for little old ladies in dumpling shops, or gyoza artisans…

Avocado Eggs

Avocado Eggs

Click Here to go directly to the avocado eggs recipe. If it has an egg, if must be breakfast. If it’s avocado eggs, good luck buying a house before you’re 50. Joking of course. One of my favorite things to do when I can find…

Balsamic Grilled Octopus With Polenta

Balsamic Grilled Octopus With Polenta

I first fell in love with octopus on my second trip to Greece. We decided to go to a little town called Agios Nikolaos on the eastern edge of Crete. There was a restaurant high on the rocks overlooking the lake and ocean which did…

Tomato Salad With Avocado Cream And Feta

Tomato Salad With Avocado Cream And Feta

Click here to go directly to the tomato salad with avocado cream and feta recipe. Fresh tomato salad is one of those pleasures of summer that far too often people don’t truly experience. I blame the grocery stores. Tomatoes in large supermarkets are almost always…

Linguini With Clams

Linguini With Clams

If you knew my mother, you’d know her favorite dish of all time is Linguini with clams. It was on a spontaneous trip to Italy last year where, somewhere in Rome, she said she found the best linguini with clams she has ever had. To…

Sausage Alfredo

Sausage Alfredo

Pasta is always a great weeknight meal, especially when it can all be done in one skillet. One of the easiest and richest is an Alfredo. This cheese based sauce is quite simple to make, and is packed with delicious Parmesan flavor. I’ve paired it…