Archive for June, 2012

Fish and Seafood, Kitchen Gadgets

THE SHUCKIN' PUCK

THE SHUCKIN’ PUCK

I recently found the niftiest way to open oysters at Toronto’s Starfish Oyster Bed and Grill. The proprietor, Patrick McMurray, is the World Champion Oyster Shucker — Guinness World Book of Records! My goddaughter Carson goes to the University of Toronto and Patrick and his team of shuckers have taken her under their wing.  So […]

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Kitchen Gadgets

CHERRY PITTER

CHERRY PITTER

If you ever want to make anything with fresh cherries, you have to have one of these. For sanity’s sake, get a spring-action cherrystone remover. Then you’ll be all set to whip up a Spectacularly Delicious Clafouti with cherries. Share and Enjoy

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Kitchen Gadgets, Main Dishes, Soups

POSOLE VERDE WITH MINI QUESADILLA CROUTONS

POSOLE VERDE WITH MINI QUESADILLA CROUTONS

This recipe for Posole Verde hearkens back to my days in Mexico City, in the Super Olga Ochenta y Tres! show. Followers of this blog may tire of hearing about Super Olga.  Sorry, but I’ll never tire of telling tales of Mexico’s Numero Uno Super Estrella.  And this is her last mention in this post anyway. Posole […]

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ALL RECIPES

RECIPE: POSOLE VERDE WITH MINI QUESADILLA CROUTONS

14 oz. dried giant white corn / a.k.a hominy / a.k.a. maiz mote pelado 5 c. water 1 1/2 lb. pork neck bones 4 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 lb. tomatillos, husks removed and washed 1 large Spanish onion, peeled and cut into thick slices 1 bunch water cress, washed 1 bunch cilantro, washed 1/2 […]

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Tabletop: Plates and Serving Pieces

AN ECLECTIC SILVER SERVICE

AN ECLECTIC SILVER SERVICE

Old school silver services are often one-stop shopping deals, every piece from the same manufacturer.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that — usually grand and ornate, you’d be a fool to to turn one away should it come into your home. Not so here. In addition to coffee pot, sugar bowl and creamer, included […]

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Tabletop: Plates and Serving Pieces

FISH PLATES

FISH PLATES

When serving fish, what could be better than these charming rotund fish plates? Maeghtersbach “Made in West Germany” china, 9 1’2″ in diameter (top to bottom). A perfect dozen in the set. To see how lovely these are when serving a succulent dish of piquant marinated swordfish, check out the Spectacularly Delicious recipe for Escabeche. […]

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