Broiled okra with rattlesnake olive oil and parmesan

In this picture: Broiled okra with rattlesnake olive oil and parmesan cheese I stopped by Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market for some Walnut Creek Farms grass-fed ground beef this morning when some okra from Carter Farms caught my eye. Fresh from my Friday’s food: Okra article, I had to try them roasted like asparagus. After placing…

Chicken with noodles in Dijon mushroom sauce

In this picture: Broad noodles, chicken thighs, mushroom sauce with Dijon mustard I used Oscar Mayer turkey bacon for this recipe.  No Yolks extra broad noodles were cooked in boiling water (no salt added to water) till barely soft while chicken thighs were prepared. I chopped a pint of button mushrooms and set it aside,…

Kitchen safety: Knives

One of your worst kitchen enemies is a dull knife. Aside from just plain making you work a lot harder than you have to, they are dangerous. A well-defined blade will enter the food and slice, chop, or whatever as an extension of your hand.  This gives you greater control.  A dull knife can slip…

Wild rice blend with steelhead trout and arugula

In this picture: Wild rice, steelhead trout, wilted arugula These fillets (from Costco) were large with a wonderful texture – could have been mistaken for salmon. The Lundberg Wild Rice Blend was cooked in Pacific Free Range chicken broth for 45 minutes. While the rice was cooking, I lined the baking dish with parchment paper…

A visit to Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market

In this picture: Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peaches, smoked chicken, grass fed beef, eight-ball zucchini, strawberries, huge jalapenos, and honey Here’s my haul from our visit to the market this morning.  It came to about $40-$50 – jalapenos, tomatoes, plums, and strawberries from Walnut Creek Farms – eight-ball zucchini from Carter farms – smoked chicken and…

Roast asparagus with rattlesnake oil and almonds

Frozen asparagus spears are a great freezer staple. They cook up in no time and roast to perfection. I drizzled them with Rattlesnake, seasoned with sea salt,  and roasted in a 400 degree F oven till soft (about 20 minutes).  I then blasted them under the broiler for a few minutes (WATCH CAREFULLY – THEY…

Roast potatoes with rosemary and garlic

This side dish can be cooked in the oven while you prepare the rest of the meal. Delightfully tasty, it would blend with just about any meal. To vary, top with a sprinkle of parmesan or cheddar cheese. For a Tex-Mex option, top with the usual nacho fixings and serve as a hearty side with…