Shrimp Risotto, Part 2 – Love it when a plan comes together…

So…if you remember the last post, we got quite excited about the prospect of trying risotto for the first time. So much so that we pulled out the pressure cooker to make shrimp stock fresh for the occasion. We were then left with 3 pounds of shrimp awaiting the privilege of being seared for pleasurableContinue reading “Shrimp Risotto, Part 2 – Love it when a plan comes together…”

Musings…cutlery, part deux

“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you.” -Miyamoto Musaashi, The Book of Five Rings This quote from one of the greatest swordsmen accurately parallelsContinue reading “Musings…cutlery, part deux”

Fresh vs. Dried, World Series of Herbs…

As far as I am concerned, fresh wins every time! And that feeling was brought forcefully home when I spent some time recently in a kitchen, watching a brother blend FRESH green herbs (examples: rosemary, thyme, parsley) and olive oil into a marinade for the best ribs I have had in a long time. EvenContinue reading “Fresh vs. Dried, World Series of Herbs…”

“Usually I don’t do this…but…”

Even though I no longer endorse R. Kelly…I have to borrow his phrase for this post. Usually I do NOT throw out product endorsements in my blog but…I have to say this…Dalstrong Knives has made a winner with their Gladiator series 10″ chef knife! It’s balanced such that it feels like an extension of yourContinue reading ““Usually I don’t do this…but…””