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Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula, Sorrel, and Hazelnuts

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula, Sorrel, and Hazelnuts

I like to think I’ve always enjoyed vegetables — especially those others would prefer didn’t exist, let alone show up on their dinner plates.  The what are those, how does one prepare them, cook, or eat them vegetables.  But my perspective was limited early on […]

Chocolate Ganache Whiskey Tortes

Chocolate Ganache Whiskey Tortes

I believe I can chalk up my extended absences here to a variety of reasons.  Experts tell me I’m not supposed to address it but I’ve decided to ignore them because these days, it seems everyone is an expert on how to blog.   To […]

Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chilies with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chilies with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

When you live in San Diego, it’s not difficult to find great Mexican food as long as you’re willing to avoid the more obvious chains.  Each neighborhood seems to have a local favorite and as much as many can agree that there are special places […]

Slow Roasted Spice Rubbed Pork Shoulder

Slow Roasted Spice Rubbed Pork Shoulder

You may recall I purchased an entire pig last December and split it with a good friend.  We each ended up with 100 lbs. of fresh, locally loved and raised, lean pork and have been busy enjoying every bit of its truly incredible flavor.  So […]

Chile-Brined Fresh Whole Ham

Chile-Brined Fresh Whole Ham

Last November when I was trying to make a decision about the turkey we’d prepare for Thanksgiving, quite by accident, I saw a news segment about a local turkey farmer.  In San Diego?  I immediately researched to find that yes, we really did have someone […]