Grilled Thai Pork Jowl / Pork Neck

Pork Shoulder, Belly or Jowl? Which part of the pig is the most flavorful?   Well, pork shoulder is always a tasty treat either slow-cooked in a ragu or stir-fried with mushrooms.  It provides just the right amount of hearty meat to fat ratio that makes it oh so delicious.  Then again, you can’t forget about…

Andy’s Balti Base Gravy

Why do we need a base gravy for this dish? It’s tough to pick a “biggest difference” between British Indian food and “real” Indian cooking – beyond the fact that one has come through the lens of the restaurant industry rather than the homes and street stalls of the subcontinent.  At home, most curries are…

Fresh Herb Pesto

  Traditional Basil pestos are my jam!  Although, for some reason, it still annoys me when my husband uses it as a condiment on pasta dishes – I have no idea why, because obviously it is a sauce by itself!  Nevertheless, we always keep a jar on hand in the fridge for extra flavor on…

Chicken Enchiladas

      Enchiladas…gooey, cheesey, spicy and warm enchiladas. The thought of it makes your mouth water and puts a little spring in your step.   You might even say to yourself,  ‘Tonight, I’m making a big ol’ plate of enchiladas for dinner. Let’s get some beer to go with it, why not? Diet starts tomorrow!‘….

The Perfect Roast Chicken

        The perfect roasted chicken is a thing of beauty but very difficult to come by.  Up until 5 years ago, I avoided anything roasted, always fearful of the dry, squeaky meat. Then I started experimenting and researching just how to get the perfect roast and thankfully I’ve never looked back.  Now…

My Favorite Fresh Salsa

      Fresh salsa is a must in my household.  Fresh tomatoes chopped with garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and onions with a special seasoning mix is so versatile as a topping to most everything I eat and I simply can’t be without it. When it comes to salsa, homemade is best made.  You just can’t…