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Lasagna

My very first television appearance years ago was for a spot on a local Maryland Public Television show.  I can’t quite remember the name of the show, but I remember what the topic was.  I [...]

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Peppercorns

I was on WKOW’s “Wake Up Wisconsin” show early this morning and thought I’d talk about pepper.  I love pepper.  It goes on anything but dessert for me (tho I know that black pepper ice cream is [...]

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Making Sushi Rice

I am certainly no Sushi Master. But I do know that if you can properly make the rice, you are one important step closer to being able to make a sushi roll.  The last step (after putting the [...]

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American Craft Beer Week

In honor of American Craft Beer Week I would like to make the following announcement: I like Beer.  I also like food.  And I really like beer with food.  And I find that sometimes food with beer [...]

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Leg of Lamb

I have many food memories that revolve around the procurement, preparation and pure enjoyment of eating lamb.  From cooking a whole spit-roasted lamb at the New Zealand embassy in Washington, DC, [...]

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National Orange Juice Day

Seeing that today is National Orange Juice Day got me to thinking about it.  Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s in Wisconsin we didn’t have access to a lot of fresh-squeezed orange juice.  Mom [...]

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Camp KilikiWakaWikoo

I recently cooked for a Youth Fundraiser for our church, Midvale Community Lutheran Church, and the theme was camp life at Camp KilikiWakaWikoo.  It was a fun, challenging, and rewarding event, [...]

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Salt

I can’t imagine what it was like as a Roman soldier to get part of my wages paid in salt.  With my luck it would have been bargain brand.  I don’t pinch salt like everyone else does, [...]

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Wild Game and Wild Birds

Wild animals that are deemed fit for human consumption are considered game.  That leaves a pretty huge spectrum if you look at the United States as a whole.  I love to cook and eat wild game.  I [...]

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Venison

Ask just about any Wisconsin native what deer meat is called and they will answer venison.  They will be correct.  But venison is more than just deer meat.  This term also broadly includes the [...]

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Meat

Ask me what my favorite food is and I used to say meat.  It is still up towards the top of my favorites list but I have rounded it out a bit.  I like a bit of sauce with my meat.  I know the joke [...]

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IPA

India Pale Ale (IPA) is currently and has been for several years now, my favorite style of fermented malt and hop beverage.  I love the bitterness of the hops.  We have some hop plants in one of [...]

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Speedy Beef

My Dad had a buddy who loved to hunt and was good at it.  Looking back I have always wished I had had more time to hunt with Dad and Everett (who are both now gone), if no other reason than to [...]

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Corned Goose

One of the best days fishing I have had during the last few years (once my Dad couldn’t really go fishing anymore), was a summer day I didn’t actually catch anything.  I know it can [...]

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Corned Beef with Demiglace Stout Sauce

Corned Beef with Demiglace Stout Sauce Sweet Potato and Red Cabbage Colcannon I can almost taste this picture. Even over a month later the aroma, texture and flavor memories of this St.Patrick’s [...]