Archive For December 31, 2017

Upon casual reflection (I haven’t had my all-night no sleep…

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Upon casual reflection (I haven’t had my all-night no sleep, whiskey and a Doberman Pinscher reflection yet), it was a good year, worth living. I helped friends, I helped family, I helped colleagues, I was a good husband, I was a good father, I was a good friend. Obviously, in none of them perfect: I…

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The Seattle Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony wa

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The Seattle Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was awesome!

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Sweet Sour Red Cabbage

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Sweet Sour Red Cabbage. Red cabbage stewed for hours with white onion, chopped apple, lemon juice, and brown sugar. For more, see https://edwinvoska.mp/recipe/sweet-sour-red-cabbage, a recipe on https://edwinvoska.mp/, my personal food blog and recipe website.

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Spiced Fried Red Cabbage

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Spiced Fried Red Cabbage. Shredded red cabbage fried over high heat with caraway seeds and paprika until crispy, then tossed with apple cider vinegar and grainy mustard. For more, see https://edwinvoska.mp/recipe/spiced-fried-red-cabbage, a recipe on https://edwinvoska.mp/, my personal food blog and recipe website.

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Spaetzle, simple dough dumplings cooked in boiling water

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Spaetzle, simple dough dumplings cooked in boiling water. Made fancier by letting the surface dry and fry up in butter until browned and crispy. Then made fancier yet by mixing in shredded melting cheese and fried up bacon bits and baking it. For more, see https://edwinvoska.mp/recipe/spaetzle-straight-fried-or-fried-and-baked, a recipe on https://edwinvoska.mp/, my personal food blog and…

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Sauerbraten, the toughest…

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Sauerbraten, the toughest, cheapest stewing beef roast you can find, marinated for days to weeks in red wine gone bad, browned, then braised in the marinading liquid for hours. After you remove the meat you use the cooking liquid to make a roux into a sauce, finished with crushed ginger snaps. For more, see https://edwinvoska.mp/recipe/sauerbraten,…

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Applesauce, possibly the simplest recipe in my arsenal

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Applesauce, possibly the simplest recipe in my arsenal: cook peeled, cored, chopped apples low and slow until falling apart into a sauce. For more, see https://edwinvoska.mp/recipe/applesauce, a recipe on https://edwinvoska.mp/, my personal food blog and recipe website.

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Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins made with melted butter…

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Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins made with melted butter, sugar, and honey, eggs, buttermilk, yellow cornmeal, flour, salt, baking soda, cheddar, and jalapeño. For more, see https://edwinvoska.mp/recipe/jalape%C3%B1o-cheddar-cornbread-muffins, a recipe on https://edwinvoska.mp/, my personal food blog and recipe website.

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For our Thanksgiving meal…

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For our Thanksgiving meal, we a) typically have it after Thanksgiving so we can have it with our friends and family, and b) have a German farmers’ feast. It traditionally is made post-harvest with things not good enough to sell. It consists of, left-to-right, red cabbage (on top the spicy fried red cabbage, below the…

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Brunch on the terrace of the awesome Radisson Blu Waterfront…

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Brunch on the terrace of the awesome Radisson Blu Waterfront, right on Table Bay in Cape Town. At the top snoek pâté on toast. Cape Snoek is a snake mackerel. To its right some lovely mussels, below it rolled up pickled herring (“roll mops”). Below that, on te left, some gorgeous cured local springbok, and…

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