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A post? Lies!

So, despite having all but abandoned this blog and lost all my readers, to you few, you happy few, we band of brothers, for he today that reads this blog with me shall be my brother, be he ne’er so vile, this day shall… oops. Less talking, more food.

Comfort Food

I have a meal and a recipe for y’all today. First, the meal.

Grilled cheese, collard greens, and turnip fries. Grilled cheese is always pretty good, but the standout in this was the greens. And so, without further ado:

Collards, a recipe of sorts.


  • Greens, of course. This recipe is for collards, but I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work with Kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, or any of the like.
  • Bacon
  • Some stock
  • Garlic
  • Vinegar (I used balsamic)
  • Hot sauce (I used Crystal, not pictured)
  • Salt and pepper.



Amazingly simple.

Chop your bacon into small pieces and start it frying/rendering.

Add garlic, then after a little bit, the stock, vinegar, and hot sauce.

Chop and add your greens. This is why you are using a big pot, since to get anything at the end, you really need a whole mess of greens. For some reason I forgot to photo this step. Throw a little salt and pepper in on top.

Cover and cook for a very long time. I have seen things saying up to 2.5 hours, which seems a little excessive. I cooked mine for about an hour.


The pot liquor is delicious for dipping bread.

Gratuitous close up

I had taken a gratuitous close up of the turnip fries, but they were not very good, so they got cut. So, to substitute, here is a gratuitous close up of one of my recent pizzas.*


*Recipe to come.

BTW, new kitchen.



Father’s Day


So, apparently I only post when I am not working regularly.  But anyway, we had a great celebratory meal for Father’s Day/my mother’s birthday.


We had grilled lamb,


Grilled vegetables,


A special salad, which came from this recipe, but we made it with lime juice and home-grown lettuce instead of the more flavorful arugula, because that is what we had.


And it all came together with a (slightly burnt) specialty of mine: grilled garlic bread.


Dessert was rather fancy looking, even if it was very simple.


Miniature strawberry shortcakes and coffee.

And, naturally, here is your gratuitous close up.



Lately, more so that usual, I have been eating some traditional American food, some great, some not so great.

So, here are some good old American classics, or at least my families take on them.

To start out with, something really simple, grilled cheese and corn on the cob (a recurring theme in the summer around here)

This was made with Vermont 5-year white cheddar (one of Costco’s better foods) and some homegrown tomatoes for fun.

And naturally followed by some delicious watermelon.

Last night’s continuation of the Americana series was — crab cakes. They are a Maryland classic and simply delicious.

I made mine into a sandwich with these fixings.

For dessert, what other people call strawberry shortcake and some coffee.

Tonight, we had pot roast, following a recipe from “Hints from Heloise” with some potatoes and corn.

The stock that it made was amazingly delicious, but the beef was a little dry. It got a little better when we cut it up and soaked it in the broth, but this is not the best recipe ever.

To cleanse your palate after that, have a gratuitous, but rather artistic, close up.