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Pickled Cherries and Pork Fajitas

Nigel Slater recently posted an interesting recipe in the Guardian’s food & drink section. The interesting ingredient is quick-pickled cherries. Not pickles like you might think; this stuff is divine! With cherry season in full swing, it’s time you gave them a try.

I chose to do something a bit different. (I know, you can’t hardly […]

Going to China for the Aquatics Championships? Don’t Eat the Pork…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Eating the local cuisine is one of the great perks for globe-trotting athletes. Except in the instance of this year’s FINA World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai. It seems that, because of instances where 2008 Summer Olympics athletes were sanctioned after eating locally-produced pork, this year’s […]

Pork Chops and Apples Go Together Like, Like ...

This entry is part of a series, RdJ Marathon»

Well, like Gable and Lombard; like Newman and Woodward; like Burton and Taylor (more than once); like Astaire and Rogers; like Tracy and Hepburn. (Lewis and Martin? Abbott and Costello? Uhh…) You get my drift.

Pork, the other other white meat, goes especially well with sweet […]

Ribfest Today! Y’all Come On By

That big pile of cars you see out front? Ribfest arrivals. (That’s me collecting exorbitant parking fees.)

The milling crowd, hoping for a whiff of the smoke from the pit? That’s Clan and friends, who can hardly contain themselves. (No news there.)

That sound like low-level fireworks going off in the background? That’s not fireworks, that’s […]

Recipe du Jour II: New Year's Posole, a Family Tradition (If a Bit Late)

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

You remember that game where you say a word or phrase, and your friend says the first thing that pops into her head? Well, I bet if you try this with “hominy” here in Texas, the automatic response is likely “grits.” (Not a bad choice.) If […]

Killer Ribs, or Jitterbug's Secret Recipe Has Finally Met Its Match

Yesterday’s massive pigout light repast from the grill had me a bit sated at the time, but as dinner loomed on the horizon today I was hungry for more from the grill. (Loomed on the Horizon = It was after breakfast sometime, and I had to come up with an idea.) Two teenaged boys […]

Monday Mildies: Braised Pork Chops

Grilling isn’t the only way to prepare tasty pork chops. It may be the oldest, and I would argue grilling gives the best flavor. However, sometimes you don’t have a grill handy. Or it’s busted. (Send immediately for help, of course.) Or you live where the environmental regulations won’t let you grill. Whatever the […]

Grilled Goodies Redux: Orange-Ginger Pork Chops

Deric is learning how to cook. He’s one of the latest additions to the Clan, as he was adopted a couple years back. He’s spending the summer at the Ranch, working and learning. He wants to know everything about cooking! Unfortunately, he wants to know it all before morning. (I’m that good, just not […]