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Early Season Barbecue

We have been talking about breaking in the new grill for weeks now, but the weather and/or our schedules have not been cooperative.  Over the weekend that finally changed and so grilling season has officially started here at the Bucarpenter household.  I had a couple of fully-cooked half ducks from Maple Leaf Farms and I […]

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Whole30: Day 4

Not a very interesting food day as it was mostly leftovers, but it wasn’t a hard day, either.  Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday–I reheated some of the leftover Crispy Noodle Pancake in a skillet and had that with eggs over easy and some sliced avocado.  I added in a small apple and had the […]

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Whole30: Day 1

For our first weekend breakfast I made omelettes using some of the eggs, spinach, and lion’s mane mushrooms from yesterday’s market.  I sauteed the mushrooms and spinach in a little clarified butter and seasoned everything with salt and white pepper.  We had these with a few none-too-flavorful organic strawberries from the grocery. After breakfast I […]

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Rosemary-Apricot Mustard

Homemade condiments might seem like a hassle, but because they store well when refrigerated, things like homemade mustard and ketchup are really great kitchen projects.  You control all of the ingredients and the flavors are really superior to most things you can buy from a store.  Making homemade mustard is really easy and the only […]

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Simple Butter Scallops

Butter chicken (also known as chicken makhani) is one of my favorite take-out dishes.  It’s a rich, spicy, tomato-cream sauce that is laced with pieces of chicken breast.  Most recipes are fairly complex and require a large range of spices.  My goal, as an inherently lazy cook, was to make something that was quick to […]

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Red Chile Roast Beef

This is actually a recipe for a rotisseried roast of beef, because over the last few weeks I have been in a rotisserie frenzy.  I have rotisseried a duck, a pork loin, and even delicata squash rings.  All because I received a Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven for review–and let me tell you, I am in […]

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