Beef ragu with marinated peppers

Another meal made of leftovers and whatever was in the fridge. It was a coincidence that I happened to have green, yellow, orange and red peppers in the fridge. So I put them through the slicer and marinated them with olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Then I sautéed for about half a minute, […]

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What’s been cooking recently…

After getting into making cucumber pickles (see previous post,) I also made radish (daikon) pickles, as well as pickles using Japanese mountain yams (yamaimo) with umeboshi (preserved salty plums) flavor. Here is a lunch ham and cheese sandwich with my pickled cucumbers and marinated fresh Italian tomatoes, bruschetta style. The picture isn’t very good but […]

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Big sandwich au jus

So what if I feel like a big sandwich for dinner? Usually my preferred lunch, but why not for dinner? I love homemade sandwiches. Especially ones that feature deli meats, cheeses, veggies and sometimes eggs. What goes into a sandwich depends on what happens to be in my fridge. Sometimes I put a whole fried […]

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