Midweek Delicacy Time: Pecan Crusted Oven-Fried Fish

Sometimes I have a craving, but a key ingredient will be missing. This doesn’t stop me from trying to come up with an alternative.  A couple of weeks ago I really wanted baked breaded chicken. However, there where no breadcrumbs where I was staying and the super market was all out. What was available to me … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Pecan Crusted Oven-Fried Fish

Midweek Delicacy Time: Sage Bean Spread with Tomatoes Bruschetta

Using what is at hand can spark the greatest creativity. The beautiful country bread I had from the previous post  and the last of summer tomatoes inspired this weeks delicious appetizer/mid-day snack. I love a good bruschetta or crostini. Older breads are good to use for this recipe. Be sure to adjust toasting time. For older … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Sage Bean Spread with Tomatoes Bruschetta

It’s Midweek Delicacy Time: Pumpkin Bread & Butter Pudding

The first time I ever had bread and butter pudding I was in northern England. It was love at first bite. How can something this easy be so delicious. Well butter and sugar can work their magic on almost anything. I do not have much of a sweet tooth. For my part I usually want … Continue reading It’s Midweek Delicacy Time: Pumpkin Bread & Butter Pudding

It’s Midweek Delicacy Time: Chicken Coconut Curry

Our main purpose here is to eliminate food waste. Even with the best intentions this can be difficult. With our busy lives, sometimes even planning our meals still doesn’t prevent us from having to throw out rotten vegetables. These days I am often traveling and come home to veggies starting to look a little wrinkled. Believe it or … Continue reading It’s Midweek Delicacy Time: Chicken Coconut Curry

Midweek Delicacy Time: Cauliflower, Potato, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup

 A pureed soup is a great way to use up extra vegetables. I still had the Peruvian potatoes to use up from last week. Adding the cauliflower and beans makes this a very tasty healthy soup. The cheddar cheese gives it a wonderful richness without being to heavy. I topped it off with crisped up … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Cauliflower, Potato, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup

Midweek Delicacy Time: Latin Roasted Chicken with Poblano Peppers & Peruvian Potatoes

This week I wanted to share my weekday comfort dish. For those long days, I can hunker down with this meal, and my day is brightened. Over the years this dish has developed from how I saw my family prepare chicken to what always accompanied it, rice and lots of vegetables. It is a super easy dish to put together … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Latin Roasted Chicken with Poblano Peppers & Peruvian Potatoes

Midweek Delicacy Time: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms in Cream

This dish is an old favorite I used to make at the request of many friends, and clients alike. Roasting the Brussels Sprouts brings out their nutty flavor, which pairs well with the mushrooms. I can’t remember where I saw the original recipe. I only remember it suggesting more woody mushrooms such as chanterelles, which can be … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms in Cream

Midweek Delicacy Time: Miso Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

Often when I think of eggplant, I go to Italian or mediterranean dishes, how about a unique Japanese dish. You will find this recipe easy to follow, and for little effort, you will produce a culinary master piece. Nasu Dengaku is most like a creme brûlée. The eggplant becomes creamy and the Miso glaze gives … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Miso Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

Midweek Delicacy Time: Zucchini Cornbread

Lately, every time I turn around, someone is giving me zucchini from their garden. There are so many recipes I can make with zucchini, but to use it up quickly requires some ingenuity. This recipe uses up one whole zucchini and one whole ear of corn. It is hearty, filling, and a delicious fun side … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Zucchini Cornbread

Midweek Delicacy Time: Creamy Green Pea Soup

While taking a turn at a farmers market, I encountered sweet peas and was reminded of the best sweet pea soup I ever had in England. They had put mint in the soup and blended it well with cream. Since then I have tried my own variations until I came with this savory slightly spicy … Continue reading Midweek Delicacy Time: Creamy Green Pea Soup