Category Archives: Meat-centered

Pork loin with pomegranate sauce; green beans with ginger – 25 December 2011

Well, we planned three meals today but should have planned only two. Given we had breakfast at about 10:30 and lunch at 3, we had a hard time getting hungry for dinner. And of course there were the Christmas Cookies … Continue reading

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Lamb tagine with aprocots and prunes; sautee mix with red-dyed garlic – 21 December 2011

This was the second real success from my tagine book. More than half have been uninteresting, but this was quite good. Lamb chunks are cooked with onion and garlic and also blanched almonds and a bunch of good-smelling spices; then … Continue reading

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Mom’s chili; green beans; exceptional wine – 18 December 2011

Tonight I made the chili that Mom used to make every Christmas Eve, to have when everyone was hysterically wrapping presents and generally going nuts. After a simple beginning, the chili simmers for 3-4 hours, while you do other stuff. … Continue reading

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Scotch Broth; P’tit Basque cheese; turnips – 15 December 2011

I managed to use the lamb broth this time. Yay! When I cut up the lamb leg from Costco for the curry, I put all the fat, much with small bits of attached meat, into a pot and boiled it … Continue reading

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Curry a la ‘F’; salad – 13 December 2011

I finished off the lamb curry I started on Sunday, and we had that after carrying home and setting up the Christmas tree! The curry is from my Scottish friend F, who sent me both the recipe and a bottle … Continue reading

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Ham with red onion; braised fennel; boiled turnips and steamed turnip greens – 10 December 2011

D got inspired by some veggies at the Grand Lake farmers’ market today and cooked a wonderful winter dinner, using techniques from Alice Waters’ book about simple foods. He braised fennel wedges, and boiled turnips while steaming their greens above … Continue reading

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Noodles with hamburger sauce and cottage cheese at Mom’s – 21 November 2011

Got to Mom’s in time for a good dinner, a casserole with noodles, cottage cheese, and a hamburger sauce over the top. We also had the ubiquitous Safeway cole slaw, some tomato slices, mixed frozen vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn, … Continue reading

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