Category Archives: Recipes

Spinach Stuffing

When I was a kid, my mom never made bread-based stuffing on Thanksgiving.  She made the recipe below, sometimes in the turkey, sometimes not so much. Once I saw the turkey liver lemon juice in the recipe, I figured it … Continue reading

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My Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is my version of the NYT Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic recipe I posted a while back. You will need a fry pan big enough to hold the sprouts. Use cast iron, or other oven tolerant material that heats evenly. I use a … Continue reading

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NYT Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

Here is a really good recipe for Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts.  These things are popping up everywhere and I love them.  I am in the process of tweaking this receipe to suit my tastes. I also tried basamically roasting just the cloves … Continue reading

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My Currently Favorite Salad Dressing

Last year, I found myself at the Gold Coast Grill in Alameda (the old home town). Every now and then, that happens: I find myself at the Gold Coast Grill. I love this place: very old school in a nice … Continue reading

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Godfather Pasta

I have a friend who is a film historian. He knows so much about movies and the people who made them that it is intimidating sometimes. A large number of years ago I was having dinner with him and his wife … Continue reading

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Awesome Vegatabley Beany Tomatoey Soup

I decided that, over the winter, I was going to learn how to make soups. The problem I have with learning to cook new things is that, when I find a recipe I like I make it over and over and over … Continue reading

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Dad’s BBQ Chicken (Greek Style)

My dad was Greek and he liked to barbecue. A lot. In fact, I cannot remember a time when this dish was not in our springsummerfall menu more than a few times. He had a fifty gallon oil drum barbecue … Continue reading

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Three-day French Bread

Note: Every now and then, I plan to put out a recipe I really like. This is the first.

A few years ago I went on a bread baking binge, during which I bought a copy of Peter Reinhart’s book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. There is A LOT of amazing stuff in there. This formula is a tweak of the French bread recipe in that book. It makes two loaves of amazing French Bread. Continue reading

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