Sunday, February 21, 2010

HOT POT!


 This was a winner! Included ingredients Scallops, Shrimps, Clams, Mussels, 2 eggs slowly hard boiling, bok choy, water crest, garlic, onions, and scallions. The soup base was water (with dried sardines for flavor), with a Korean bean paste and a spicy paste and...... KA BOOM!

 The cold tofu was there to help cool your mouth down, topped with fresh grated ginger and scallions...

Taco...tues....errrr... Wednesday


 Hard shell tacos such a Haole way for Mexican food. I am all about tradition but sometimes I am a sucker for nostalgia. Old El Paso or Ortega taco kits was what we ate when I was growing up and I still get the cravings! K.I.S.S is the saying... Only thing I did change was not using the provided seasoning packs as they are full of MSG and other crap. So I used standard seasonings in my cabinet with ground beef, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion with Cheddar and Sour Cream.... Nothing like that sound of the CRUNCH!

P.S. I have been told about this being an old Swedish Tradition... heh heh heh.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

 What a perfect fricken day for soup! I don't think winter is going anywhere soon. If this keeps up I ma be a big boy....YIKES!...so this is what I did for my soup. enjoy!
I floured up some chicken nice and golden. Then de glazed the pot with onions, whole garlic and bay leaf. I filled the pot with both chicken and beef stock with water to a boil, adding potatos & carrots. Last I simmered everything with some heavy cream and kale! KALE-BOOM! whooo hoooo!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pork Chop!


Fay brought home some chops she got from Grand Central Market and so we pan fried them in shallots, garlic, and a rosemary sprig. Then topped it off with a nice gravy! (beef broth, drippings, garlic,shallots, cream, rosemary,and butter) whooo hoooo! I got the garlic shallot idea from this place go there for the steak for two or anything else on that menu...rules!

Saturdaze is Yum Daze...


Woke up pretty late today from a night out with some old friends...
Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage patties, kale and BISCUITS!  The turkey sausages were from a small farm upstate we purchaced at the Ft. Greene Farmers Market YUMMY!

Welcome to My Daily Grindz


Its the 3rd Quarter of Winter I have been stuck in my Cabin, just waiting it out like the rest of us.
It wasn't till Thanksgiving of 09 that I really really got into cooking on such a hard grind. In Hawaii a local term for food is"Grindz" or to eat is "Grinding". My co workers were getting really annoyed at all my phone photos I would show them the next day at work of what I made the previous night and one suggested I make this blog. I am keeping this thing simple...photos of what I cook taken with  my Blackberry bold camera and maybe some cooking recipes? who knows? but what I do know is I love to cook and eat!

Enjoy!
 
MDG