Salad Of Smoked Salmon, Avocado And Egg

> > When I got up this morning, I had a big craving for egg salad. During the day, in my head, I kept adding ingredients to the egg salad until finally, when it was time to prepare early dinner, this yummy concoction materialized 🙂 Very simple and straightforward, yet a real delicious and pretty […]

Steak Salad Recipe # 91

> > Today’s  dinner salad was pretty special for me, because it contained six of my favorite food items – endive, pears, Gorgonzola, garlic, shiitake mushrooms and Entraña (faux hanger steak). While the shiitake might not seem a good fit for a salad at first glance, they turned out to be a perfect fit with the rest of […]

Not Your Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner ……..Shrimp And Potato Salad

> > So  here I was on a Thanksgiving afternoon, coming home at 4.30 pm, hungry but absolutely not  in the mood to do the turkey thing just for Bella and myself. But you see, being alone has the distinct advantage that tradition and customs can be ignored at will in ones own four walls, […]

Fried Chicken With Potato Salad

> > This  dish does not need  a lengthy, flowery introduction, ’cause, what could be more familiar, appetizing and, at the same time, easier to prepare than fried chicken. Especially when it’s done the American way as opposed to the European way. Classically and in the European style, fried chicken is breaded with a simple breading […]

Black Pudding And Potato Salad Turnovers…..(Schwäbishe Teigtaschen Mit Blutwurst, Kartoffelsalat Und Röstzwiebeln)

> > These  pretty babies are a happy concoction of some of my beloved food items : Blutwurst ( black pudding/blood pudding/morcilla), Swabian potato salad (schwäbisher kartoffel salad), röstzwiebeln (smothered or fried onions), good quality mustard, fiery chilies, and thin sheets of dough to wrap it all and bake to crispy goodness. 🙂 > Bon Appétit !   Life […]

Salad Of Chili Shrimp, Chicorée Frisée, Pear And Sun-Dried Tomato (Or Is It A Taco ?)

> > This  morning for breakfast I had leftover pasta from last night, which required a much lighter lunch and no dinner (Maybe a bit of ice cream though 🙂 So, at around noon, off to the fishmonger down the road to get some fresh shrimp and to the supermarket to see what’s available that would […]

This Is Not A Post !!! (Pissaladière)

> > > > I was  going to post about this wonderful dish I prepared for today’s dinner. But, unfortunately, I can’t !!! Why not, you ask ? Because just as I took the Pissaladière out of the oven, my friend and neighbor Rod rung the door bell. Upon entering, he mentioned the fabulous smell coming from […]

Bratwurstsalat (Brat-Salad)

> > Today  I found  some great German (almost) bratwurst at my grocer’s. Good looking, fresh and at $6.00 bucks for a pack of five, who could say no….. At first I wanted to prepare them in the typical German style, sautéed or grilled whole, served with a leaf salad, potato salad and mustard on the […]

Steak Salad Recipe # 2371

> > Aged beef tenderloin and a hearty salad – if done with love, a wonderful, sexy, perfect fit. I am usually not a big fan of beef tenderloin because in my opinion, the texture is rather boring and more suitable for a toothless baby than for a grown man. However, cut into lardon’s, seasoned properly […]

Salad of Tomato, Cucumber, Alfalfa Sprouts And Parmigiano Reggiano

> > While  ” Just A Salad ” usually does not do it for me, this one certainly did 🙂 Consisting of just a few simple ingredients, the quality and richness they possessed made this a complete, delicious and utterly satisfying meal. The tomatoes were super ripe and super sweet, the cucumbers crispy and fresh, the sprouts […]