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On a cold winter’s day, there are some things that just bring comfort.  A piping-hot bowl of hearty stew, a comfortable chair with a dog on the ottoman at one’s feet, a warm favourite sweater…. Life is good.

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Mulligatawny Stew

PrintMulligatawny Stew Yield: 8 servings Ingredients2 medium onions, sliced 1/2 cup carrots, sliced 1/2 cup celery, sliced 3 tablespoons butter 1 3-1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut up 1 cup yogurt 1 tablespoon curry powder (we prefer to double, or even triple, this) 1 clove garlic, minced (we increase this as well) 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 … Continue reading »

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TV Production

It’s well-known that we have a fondness for cooking shows.  New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton is a particular favourite; not only do we love his food (we have two of his cookbooks), his personality is as big as the former New Orleans Saints linebacker himself. We  also quite enjoy Steven Raichlen’s shows (Barbecue University, … Continue reading »

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As to Sourdough

…you all ought to have a proper starter; for them as are lacking, we recommend http://carlsfriends.net/ as a good source. It’ll cost you less than a buck; go do it. As a bit of history: why did the Jews not have time to let their bread rise before fleeing?  Because sourdough.  Modern yeasts weren’t isolated … Continue reading »

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Up too late, we find that our evening Jeopardy episode has as a category “Famous Gingers.” We cleaned up. Looking forward to some good sleep, followed by a decent breakfast: a (lightly, so as not to damage the sourdough flavor) toasted English muffin, topped with kippers, sautéed in a touch of butter, and with a … Continue reading »

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End of an (Epicurean) Era

We somehow missed the news a year-and-change ago, but it would seem that OKC’s Coach House restaurant is no more.  We only had the opportunity to eat there once, but greatly enjoyed the experience. We were also not aware of the breadth of the restaurant’s impact on the OKC’s culinary scene.  The restaurants that were … Continue reading »

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Homemade sourdough banana bread with homemade butter: Yum.  😁

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Cookies, Revisited

It being Teacher Appreciation Week at Joey’s school, we spent the evening making cookies.  We of course made molasses crinkles (“ginger cookies” to the uninitiated), trying both the Grandma’s Molasses recipe amount of ginger, and our modified version.  It was unanimously agreed that our version was superior (also, we use butter instead of shortening, because … Continue reading »

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

PrintChocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients2 cups Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons good-quality vanilla extract (not imitation) 2 1/4 cups unsifted flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup pecans 1/3 to 1 tsp ground cayenne pepperInstructionsHeat … Continue reading »

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Creole Seasoning

Having used Tony Chachere’s for years, but always finding it too salty, we embarked upon a project to make our own creole seasoning (largely as a result of watching lots of Kevin Belton).  Here’s where we stand. PrintCreole Seasoning Ingredients 1 tablespoon Paprika 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder 1 tablespoon Onion Powder 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper … Continue reading »

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