Smoking Gun: Cigar Smoked Oysters

Oh bivalves, how I love you! At least several times a year I proclaim my feelings in a public forum, today is no different. However, I am including accolades for the Smoking Gun, portable food smoker by PolyScience. Scouts honor they aren’t paying me anything for this post, this was actually a Christmas gift to […]

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Grill Steamed Mussels

Based on a Dods MacFarlane’s Mussels in Bag recipe in my copy of Sue Lawrence’s Scots Cooking book. I blog a lot about my Chinese/Vietnamese/Asian life but I am actually (surprise surprise) Scottish. I can’t say the Scots are world renowned per se for their vast cuisine but I am looking to add more of […]

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Dungeness Crab with Roasted Beet & Kale Salad: how to cook and how to eat

Dungeness Crabs are actually a local delicacy, named after Dungeness, Washington. This budding metropolis is just a ferry ride and quick jaunt away, near Port Angeles and Sequim. Check it outsome time – cute place, has a crab festival. My dear MIL found some Dungeness for a screamin’ deal at a local Asian grocery store […]

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Dinner train bound for nowhere: Kenny Rogers’ Thoughts on Spinach Crab Gnocchi

The secret to survivin’ is knowin’ what to throw away and knowin’ what to keep. – KR We all have those nights were you are too tired to go out to eat, nothing planned to cook, no milk for cereal and basically hostage to the pantry and freezer. Don’t get me wrong, I do love […]

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It’s Okay to Get Crabby with Your Mother-In-Law . . .

. . . when it’s served up three ways in a Chinese Restaurant! Right now is live King Crab Season, at least here in Seattle, and the method of choice for celebrating the three most important days in April: mine, my father-in-law and my mother-in-law’s birthday. All within just a handful of one another, as […]

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Peasy Squeezy Clams are Easy

Caprese Inspired Steamed Clams This is a definite go-to, easy, tasty dinner. Scale it up for many, scale it down for fewer. Or just eat more. Every time I make it there are variations, pretty hard to mess up though. I thought today I would pay attention to the inputs and share the resulting output. […]

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