Lenten Yellow Perch

Sorry, I’m a day late with this. In the Midwest, Lent means Friday fish fries. In northern Ohio, lake perch is the fish of choice. It is usually cooked by second or third generation parishioners. These folks have assembly-like precision: one breads the fish, one fries the fish, one does the French fries, one does…

Lamb Chops w Balsamic Raspberry Sauce

it is tradition I’m my home to have lamb on Holy Thursday but with only two of us and one who doesn’t like lamb something simple is the rule but hey it’s a rule, I broke it. I still only took 40 minutes so I guess it is easy. The sauce is sweet tart with…

Strawberry Strawberry Shortcake

In my opinion, you can never have too many strawberries in a shortcake. In spite of my efforts to prove myself wrong, I pushed this one to the edge. This has got all the strawberries It can handle and still maintain structural integrity. The brown butter is for depth of flavor. Berries! Berries! Berries! 2…

Mousel Frites with Wine and Green Curry

This is a French classic. It’s mussels and fries. And that’s all the French I know. Oh wait, “oui”. 2 pounds mussels, cleaned2 cups wine1/4 cup red onions1/2 leek clean and cut in 1/8 inch rounds 3 ounces Canadian bacon1 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped2 tablespoons green curry2 tablespoons olive oil24 ounces French fries1/2 cup mayo1…

Dijon Honey Fresh Ham with Balsamic Reduction

I had only worked with fresh ham once before because it did not go well. It was not my fault because I was told it was a regular Easter type ham. I decided to try it again after looking at some beautiful slices at the farmer’s market. Ham is the chicken thighs of pork. It’s…