Recipes

Virgil on December 21, 2012

I love yogurt, plain yogurt, not the sickly sweet kinds with fruit or flavored. I love a little tang and the purity of freshly made yogurt and the Greek yogurt in the grocery store can be very nice tasting, although you have to be careful to avoid milk from cows that have been given growth […]

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Virgil on December 6, 2012

These sweet potato French fries are super easy to make and unbelievably good. Divine sweet potato French fries 2 or 3 sweet potatoes olive oil salt pepper garlic powder, unsalted (optional) onion powder, unsalted (optional) paprika Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Leave the slices as […]

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Virgil on December 4, 2012

I made this the other night and it was incredible. I will make this one again. Pan-Seared Salmon with Shiitake Cream Sauce 4 salmon steaks, skin on 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (not canola because all US and Canadian canola oil is from genetically engineered rape seed, unless you get organic) 3 tablespoons salted butter 1/3 […]

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I posted this a year ago, but it bears repeating. These things never last no matter how many I make. This year I am home to make them. At least two of the major food groups are represented here, blue cheese and bacon. These are soooo easy to make and taste so good. No matter […]

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Virgil on November 17, 2012

I decided to buy a whole rabbit from a farm participating in Augusta Locally Grown. The last time I bought and cooked a rabbit was around 1976 when my friend Dennis and I bought a live one that was butchered on the spot at the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Now, Hassenpfeffer is an old dish […]

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Virgil on October 7, 2012

Well, I finally leave Iraq shortly and we had my going away party last night. Normally, our cookouts are pretty much meat only affairs, maybe some chips. One thing people always love and you can make from items appropriated from the mess hall is deviled eggs. This is an ad hoc recipe, I had no […]

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Virgil on September 22, 2012

We spent a few days in Selcuk, Turkey, in July. This is the busiest time of the year and Selcuk is a center for seeing some fantastic sights, such as the ancient city of Ephesus. I don’t recommend coming here in July, mainly because the main destinations like Ephesus are packed with tourists, especially the […]

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Virgil on August 14, 2012

At Tanor Al Deera Five Maudies – highly recommended One of the traditional foods found in the Kuwait souks, in addition to the ever present schwarma, is manakish, or what I call Kuwaiti style pizza. It seems that many places in the Arab and Mediterranean world have something that resembles what Americans would call pizza. Turkey has […]

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Virgil on June 23, 2012

Yep, salad dressings with fat are better than the no-fat versions touted as so essential for good health. Once again, I am vindicated for my choices in what I eat. A recent study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, a peer reviewed journal, found that no-fat and low-fat dressings are not able to extract […]

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Virgil on June 22, 2012

I came up with this version of Salad Nicoise at Edisto Island, hence the name. This great salad is really a main course, it has everything a good meal requires and is quite filling. Smaller versions may, of course, be made if desired. I would also be flexible in ingredients. Use available ingredients and don’t […]

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