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Pork Chops with Pomegranate

By JudithKlinger | December 14, 2006

Pork Chops with Pomegranate 4 boneless pork chops Dry rub 1 T Salt, 1/8 teaspoon each of pepper, ginger, coriander, cumin, tumeric, nutmeg, paprika Olive oil for cooking Seeds of ½ of a large pomegranate 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced4-5 T ponzu or soy sauce GarnishPomegranate syrup½ fresh lime Bring pork chops to…

Lentil and chestnut stew

By JudithKlinger | December 11, 2006

2 cups of lentils, picked through and rinsed1 big carrot, or 2 smallish carrots, peeled2 stalks of celery1 onion2 cloves of garlic5 med size links of fresh pork sausage (optional)4 cups of stock,or broth, (leftover duck and porcini consomme, vegetable broth if you want to keep this vegetarian, chicken stock will be a lighter flavor,…

What’s a pulse?

By JudithKlinger | December 11, 2006

No, not the little beep-beep you get when you press on your wrist. A pulse is a the seed of a legume, things such as peas, farro, lentils, orzo, etc.

Roast tangerine duck

By JudithKlinger | December 11, 2006

1 plucked duck, feathers taste nasty 1 tangerine whole1 tangerine, juiced (optional)2 cloves of garlic1 sprinkle of thymesalt/pepperGrand Marnier (optional)Preheat oven to 450FWash the duck under cool running water, remove any icky bits that might be inside. If you have the duck liver, gizzards, heart, for god’s sake, don’t throw them out! Reserve these innards…

A Duck’s Life

By JudithKlinger | December 11, 2006

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering why people don’t cook as much as they used to. It’s a complex issue with more facets than the Hope diamond. So here is a look at three of the facets, have people: a) forgotten how to shop  b)  slaves to recipes  c) don’t know how to re-invent…


By JudithKlinger | December 6, 2006

Today’s New York Times has this article about banning trans fats. Good god. Look, I’m not in support of trans fats, I don’t even really understand what they are, other than bad, bad, bad for you. But, enough already with the government interferring with what I eat! Honestly, when was the last time you tought,…