Category Archives: Cooking

Vietnamese Pork Skewers

A month or so ago my co-workers and I went to a great Vietnamese restaurant to celebrate Carolyn’s birthday. I ordered something that came with a skewer of pork deliciousness. I knew I had to make something like it. After … Continue reading

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St Louis Cut Ribs

Last weekend (June 2-4) the wives were out of town so we boys were on our own. Jay’s fence needed mending and his brother Jim is an expert carpenter so he volunteered to come down and take care of things. … Continue reading

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Grilled Brats w/ Peppers and Onions

July 28, 2017 I must be swayed by habits more than I think. Last week I posted how I usually grill a tri-tip early in the grilling season.┬áThis weekend I made brats with peppers and onions; turns out I made … Continue reading

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Tri-Tip

May 21, 2017 We’ve had a few days of beautiful weather in the Portland (Oregon) region; it’s very welcome after the cold and wet winter and early spring we had. Our local school districts had nine (count them 9!) school … Continue reading

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Chicken Chili Verde

Last month I tried a Serious Eats recipe for pork chili verde in the pressure cooker. You can read about it here. It was good (and easy) but I wasn’t overwhelmed. I have a long-prep-and-cook version that I preferred. Or … Continue reading

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Pinto Beans

April 15, 2017 I know I’ve blogged about pinto and refried beans a lot this winter and early spring – but I’ve just been so happy about my results. Plus I got a new flash modifier for my camera this … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Cooked Recently

I cooked a couple of things recently that I haven’t blogged about individually but thought I’d pull together in a summary post.   Pan Roasted Chicken – February 17 This is a recipe I originally made in January 2014. The … Continue reading

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