Roast Pork Belly with Chorizo Cassoulet

  Support your local business If you ever have the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh, do yourself a favor and stop in at The Grain Store for a nice meal out in the old town.  Great food prepared elegantly for a reasonable price and with friendly service to boot, this restaurant remains a favorite with my…

Shanghai Noodles

  China is a great place for food.  Cumin dusted lamb and noodles in the West, spicy cuisine from Szechuan province, fried delicacies in Yunnan, dumplings in the North…I could go on but I get too hungry to finish the list.  However, if your taste runs more to the sweet than savory, you might want…

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

        Things I remember about my Ukranian grandmother:  Her Brooklyn accent whenever I talked to her on the phone. She was a big believer of soaking her poultry in brine before cooking. AND 3. Her stuffed cabbage rolls recipe. What was her secret for delicious stuffed cabbage rolls? Sad to say, I…

Pork and Shrimp Wontons

      Before I had my beautiful daughter, life was carefree!  Sure, I’ll have another beer.  Why not stay out late on a Saturday night?  Hey, let’s go away for the weekend!  I had so many opportunities to spend my extra money and extra time.  Especially when I became sick.  If I felt ill,…

Spicy Pork Tacos

Easy peasy pork tacos Some things are INCREDIBLY easy to cook.  Take for example, these spicy pork tacos.  Just marinate a chunk of pork in the good stuff: garlic, lime, olive oil, chile pepper, then cook it low and slow (as God intended all pork to be cooked).  Cut it into strips, serve it in…