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A Lucky Catch

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Last week I caught wind of a buddy on his way home who had been fishing down in Port Fourchon. That’s about as far South as one can drive in Louisiana.  He had caught some speckled trout, and I was the lucky one coming upon him almost home with a cooler full of filets. He [...]


Saturday, July 16th, 2011

If one is to go hunting, why not try to bag something that can take care of itself? Once, with the help of technology, one has bagged the groceries, why not cook him up brown? Hasenpfeffer, yes, that’s Rabbit. They are out in the woods, and they are some really ‘good eats’.  They also are [...]

Glazed Pops con Black Beans & Rice

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

 Maybe this dish is Cuban.  I like to think it is regardless, but the glazed chicken (Miss Goldie) legs, Frenched, so to speak, is Chinese inspired.  Roasted very hot in the oven, they get a glaze twisted toward the Cuban tastebuds for lime, cumin, some fruit, coriander, and pepper.  I add some Chipotle pepper in Adobo, [...]

Come on in my Kitchen, ‘Cause….

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

This tune was playing as I wondered about dinner.  Can you sing the next line?
Ft Forth Cheese Steak Sandwich

Roast of Beef (leftovers)      ½ #, trimmed of fat & sliced very thin
 Vegetable Oil                        2 TBS
Onion                                    1, Medium sized, Thin sliced rounds
Garlic toes                            2 Chopped fine
All purpose flour                    1 TBS
Tomato paste                        1 TBS
Good brand dark beer           1 Cup
Beef stock                             ½ Cups
Kitchen Bouquet                    1 tsp
Cherry [...]

Pearls of Good Food

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

My knife was very sharp.  It was to dissect some venison for fresh sausage to be made at the Bullet Proof Cafe. One cut was almost buttery in its tenderness as the knife slipped through it.  I had found, hidden deep in the  Hind Quarter that a friend brought over was a Pearl of lean meat.  I [...]

Good Friends Around the Table

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Some disbelieve that the Bullet Proof Cafe exists. Some say, ‘NO WAY!’. Time to show the goods, boys & girls. Robbie Scruggs, photographer extraordinaire, tells the story in this fantastic look into the pots & pans being clanked by un autre ami, Juice Cato Round. A roux, a veal stock reduction, fresh bread, red wine,… [...]

Don’t Make Me Eat That

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Change is so tough.  When it comes to my comfort zone, it’s really tough.  I like dinner with meat, a starchy side, and something green.  What happens when wife Holly brings in something new, some thing I just know that I will and always have hated?  List the things we can all say about how terrible they are?   
Just like that [...]


Monday, September 20th, 2010

Pasta is only some water & some flour, an occasional egg, NaCl. It, like bread, has been on menus since the dawn of man’s (persons) picking seeds to chew.   I do love it so, & so when I awoke one day with a craving for pasta & only a day or so after my wife, Holly, [...]

Summer Days are Gone

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Sort of!  It’s almost the Katrina Day.   I shall never be the same.  It always comes at summer’s end.  Even 100 miles inland, here in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, we got hit hard.I am thankful to have recovered.  So many have not, some never will.  Katrina highlighted a great life’s lesson.  ”Life is short.  Enjoy our days.” Here [...]

Celebration - Pizza Familia

Monday, May 17th, 2010

 An old saying goes like this:  “If you look around your family, and you can’t find one who is crazy, then it’s you.”  Last week, I looked around, and we all were crazy- crazy happy.  We had a wonderful celebration upon the Graduation of our daughter and her husband, Brett Harris, from the Candler School [...]