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Friday, December 31, 2010

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cotechino Con Lenticchie and Hoppin John New Year's Good Luck Recipes

                                               Cotechino Con Lenticchie
1-1/2 pounds cotechino
1-1/2 onion, chopped
1-1/2 bay leaf
12 whole black peppercorns
1-1/2 sprigs fresh thyme
10-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 pounds dry green lentils
1-1/2 onions, quartered
1-1/2 cloves garlic
1-1/2 bay leaf
1-1/2 large carrot, quartered
salt and pepper to taste
6 cups water
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/2 bunches fresh parsley, chopped


1.Pierce the cotechino with a fork in several places. In a large pot place the cotechino, chopped onion, 1 1/2 bay leafs, peppercorns and thyme. Cover with water and bring all to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 45 to 50 minutes, if using fresh cotechino (for precooked cotechino, simmer for 20 minutes).

2.In a large pot combine the lentils, quartered onion, garlic, bay leaf, carrot and salt and pepper to taste. Cover with the 4 cups of water. Bring all to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 40 to 45 minutes or until lentils are soft. Add additional water if necessary.

3.Remove the onion, garlic, bay leaf and carrot; discard. Spoon the lentils into a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and slice rounds of the cotechino over the top. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and serve.

                                            Hoppin' John                                        

2-1/4 cups dry black-eyed peas

1-1/2 pounds ham hocks
1-1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
6 cups water
2-1/4 cups long-grain white rice
1-1/2 cups shredded smoked Cheddar cheese


1.In a large pan place the peas, ham hock, onion, red pepper, salt and pepper. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 1/2 hours.

2.Remove ham hock and cut meat into pieces. Return meat to pot. Stir in the rice, cover and cook until rice is tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle shredded cheese over top, if desired. Serve

Both recipes call for 9 servings,  and are the basic adaptations. But both recipes flavors can be be adapted to your taste. Enjoy!! and may the New Year bring you much success.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sometimes Culinary Life Can be a Mess.

Don't get me wrong I ain't speaking of a disastrous meal, from the grill(or kitchen for that matter), the flavor is always on point. Reflection: I haven't always been this *Brilliant* in the technique, or execution of the proper times, in cooking certain meats, but again, I've worked out the kinks, and the shit is ready for it's debut... Trust Me, I say this wholeheartedly!! So, if no flaws in the kitchen, then, I must be speaking of @DaGrills finances, Nope, not this time, I'm on a totally different subject. This time I'm talking about in truth, the lack of materials, produce to be exact. I've been craving for the past nine(9) months or so, homemade potato cakes. We can eat mashed potatoes twice a week, but at the end of the meal, no leftover MP's. I've had all items to make the potato cake itself, if only I had made extra. Well last night's meal, I had done just that, wound up with enough leftovers to finally produce the next tongue tingling sensation. DAMMIT!!! yesterday's breakfast consisted of the last three eggs, for a pretty tasteful scrambled egg sandwich. So, this post remains  in an unfinished mess, but just know, I've had time to contemplate the exact flavors the dish will impart. Out of all the foods I've planned before this meal, this may just have the luxury of being the first recipe posted. I guess since curiosity's got the best of you, you'll have to check back for an update... my craving is getting the best of me, it won't be long.

What's funny is, I had this thought all while rekindling the love I once had with hand washing the dishes. I just remembered, it always gave me time to be by myself(that involved work, nobody wants to be around that). It also made me think(thought of for a few months, I knew my dishwashers life was coming to it's demise lol), I know that with business, especially in food, there's always clean-up, I might as well get used to it, wouldn't hire anyone in and make them do it, if I wouldn't myself.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Foods For Strong Bones Slideshow | Foods Rich in Vitamin D and Calcium

Foods For Strong Bones Slideshow Foods Rich in Vitamin D and Calcium, I cook and eat a lot of these foods with that @DaGrill twist, it's nice to know there's some healthful benifits as well.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cooking is Sooo My Future

Monday night while working my double shift, it was meal planning time, not a potluck session, just our average everyday buying frenzy, from the super four(who's open? What are they servin?), normally we have the choice of McDonalds, Wendys, Taco Bell or Wal-Mart. Most of you should know by now my plans to get rollin'(literally and figuratively) in the food industry. (Break from the thought of the original post, focus is last statement: I had a thought the other day for a new blog, entitled, YestRde', tagline I had an idea, alas today I still don't have da money.) In other words, I'm still at work for the man, which means I am not for myself at the moment. This is the long drawn out process I had explained previously, on another blog, via the Ning network. Anyway, it just so happens that an old restaurant opened back up under what I can only assume, is new management. The old place, Dwight's, have no clue what was on the menu only by hearsay, the new place, Number 1 Kitchen(who soon will hafta come up with a new name) offering Chinese, offers free delivery for just a purchase of $10.00, from Huntington, WV, I live and work in South Point, OH. Maybe, by now you are bright enough to have deduced from the title, and with all the hooplah surrounding the choice for our coming meal, that I am writing of fortune cookies, I recieved two for my order, both of which were stuffed in my pockets til later. The first one opened read "You are soon going to change your present line of work." It gave me the giggles lol, for I am sensitve to things of this nature. I put it in my pocket shivering with excitement, only to pull it out and show to my cousin, Jeremy, who also got a laugh. he knows what's up. The second fortune, opened about twenty five minutes later, dejafreakinvue, eerilly read "You will make changes for the better." I instantly showed this to Jeremy, who said "Those couldn't have been no better, if by only mentioning food." I told you in my post for entry into the Marx Foods competition, that I immerse myself in all things food, I am prepping for my first day of operation, on the name change for what is now Number One Kitchen, I'll play nice, and let them keep the name, I'll let the customers do the talking for the food that shines through.

Friday, December 17, 2010