Main Dish


Mouthwatering tenderloins of beef, a dark rich Guinness Ale, raw oysters on the half shell, and a buttery puff pastry; is YOUR mouth watering yet?  On a visit to London, I dined at a delightful restaurant in which Oysters and Champagne are an everyday event: Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter […]


As a first-class cook, I am going to stick my neck out and say something I am sure to get chopped for, “The uneducated palate eats everything fried”! Squid, for example; nine times out of ten, people eat it fried. Why? Because options are rarely available. This recipe is sure […]


  (Bastila B’Stilla or Pastilla)  Sometimes, you just have to make something exotic with everyday, ordinary ingredients. THAT is what Bastilla is! Most often known to be a dish from Morocco, it is said to be prepared in Egypt as well, though its origin is actually from Andalusia, hence the […]


A country dish that is both Hearty and Healthy. Can be prepared from ingredients purchased specifically for Shepherd’s Pie, or ingredients you might already have in your fridge.  Just so you are in the – Know – Shepherd’s Pie is made with Lamb, while Cottage Pie is made with Beef! […]


  Experimenting with everyday food, is something I find the greatest pleasure in doing. Butternut squash, pork, a buttery pastry to seal in some rather exotic flavors of heat and sweet, and a few surprises… such as the addition of chestnuts and sage. This is a hearty dish with exotic flavors, […]


  Easy, Delicious, and Colorful! These little two-bite beauties are so versatile. Great as appetizers, Tapas-size plates, meat of your choice, or meatless. Traditionally, rice was the grain of choice to stuff things: peppers, squash, eggplant, grape leaves, cabbage and other stuff-able things. But the modern twist on traditional food […]