Category Archives: Dinner

2008 Christmas Eve Dinner

My 2008 Christmas Eve Dinner may very well be my last Christmas dinner for a while. I loved the menu and I loved cooking it and serving it and eating it, but it was a two day affair (three, if … Continue reading

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2008 Hanukkah Dinner

Last night I threw a Hanukkah dinner and invited my friends Desiree and Charlotte along with their families. It went very well, though I did spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing latkes. I’m thinking that next year … Continue reading

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Vietnamese pork & Lambshanks

This week, I’ve made a couple of more dishes from my bible, epicurious.com. I did my usual “I have this ingredient, now let’s find a recipe that uses it”. In this case it was star anise, which I’ve had for … Continue reading

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A couple of chicken dishes I recently cooked

Chicken with lemongrass sauce from epicurious. Mike liked it, I thought it was OK but I couldn’t really get the lemongrass in very small chunks, even though I have a good food processor. And the little lemongrass stalks were pretty … Continue reading

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Pizza & brownies

Today I baked. Mika wanted me to make brownies from scratch, and as I’d never made them, I decided to give it a shot. I used this recipe from epicurious.com, which had gotten great reviews. The recipe was for a … Continue reading

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Balsamic-glazed sirloin steak

A couple of nights ago I made balsamic-glazed sirloin steak from a recipe from epicurious.com. Mike thought it was quite good, but I didn’t like it. I thought it lacked flavor, and it wasn’t very tasty – despite all the … Continue reading

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39th Birthday Party: Hawaiian Luau

For the last few years, I have been celebrating my birthday with a Free Form Games murder mystery role-playing game. This year I chose their newest addition, Lei’d to Rest, which takes place during a luau in a Hawaiian beach. … Continue reading

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Braised Bbq Spareribs

A couple of nights ago I made this recipe for braised bbq spareribs. I thought it was OK – Mike really liked it. I was happy to find the recipe because it’s winter and I don’t want to have to … Continue reading

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Braised lamb shanks

I made this recipe for braised lamb shanks today – a dish very similar to oso bucco. It was pretty good, the shanks were succulent and fall-of-the-bone (even though I cooked them under 2 hours, rather than the 2 1/2-3 … Continue reading

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Azorean food

I finished my “A” cuisines several years ago, only to later find out that I had neglected to cook any Azorean food (the Azores are little islands that belong to Portugal). There is a whole website online dedicated to Azorean … Continue reading

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