Archive For December 31, 2020

“Now this is not the end

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“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” I am, of course, not speaking of anything of substance (as this is Facebook and that never goes well on social media), but for New Year’s Eve cooking for our isolation…

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I was not naughty this year!

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I was not naughty this year!

I was not naughty this year! Santa liked me: Experimenting with chef’s knives for the boat, I’m considering Japanese santoku or Chinese cleaver style knives. Preferably hybrid: German stainless steel but with Japanese sharpening angles. So, on the right, a santoku by Wüsthof and a cleaver by Henckels. And then, because they’re pretty, I couldn’t…

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Tonight, after my awesome massage therapist’s assault I needed bit t

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Tonight, after my awesome massage therapist’s assault I needed bit t

Tonight, after my awesome massage therapist’s assault I needed bit to fast. Guy Devillier at That’s Amore Italian Cafe posted today and tomorrow they had clams in pesto on linguine. So that for Irene and me with and a bottle of Lambrusco. It was awesome! Now a handful of ranger candy and tomorrow I’ll be…

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New Years wishes I can get behind

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New Years wishes I can get behind

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My new favorite series

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My new favorite series: The Gentleman Bastards, by Scott Lynch. Grand High Fantasy, swords and sorcery, swashbuckling, love and loss, wars and thievery, a black pirate queen with toddlers, and, most essentially, kittens. Highly recommend. Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards Books 1-3 in the Series (Set Incldues: The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red…

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Beef Wellington, Potatoes Hasselbeck au Gratin…

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Beef Wellington, Potatoes Hasselbeck au Gratin…

Beef Wellington, Potatoes Hasselbeck au Gratin, and Steakcouse Creamed Spinach.

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Beef Wellington, it’s what for dinner!

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Beef Wellington, it’s what for dinner!

Beef Wellington, it’s what for dinner!

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The Beef Wellington…

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The Beef Wellington…

The Beef Wellington, with an inset dough piece, knife decorations, and egg wash, just before it goes into the oven.

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The “Potaties Hasselbeck au Gratin” come out to let the Bee

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The “Potaties Hasselbeck au Gratin” come out to let the Bee

The “Potaties Hasselbeck au Gratin” come out to let the Beef Wellington use the oven: when that comes out and rests, they go in to heat through.

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Assembly and into the fridge

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Assembly and into the fridge

Assembly and into the fridge.

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