Ted Lasso’s Shortbread Biscuits

Ted Lasso season 3 will be available this week. It seems only appropriate to post about those wonderful biscuits (Ted would call them cookies of course) that he brings to his boss Rebecca’s office every morning. In case you do not know what I am talking about, Ted Lasso is a TV show about an…… Continue reading Ted Lasso’s Shortbread Biscuits


Terrine Bordelaise

Making a terrine or pate en terrine is not as easy as making a meatloaf. I’ve read so many recipes in various books from well-respected authors who always use that silly introduction to their recipe for a rustic country terrine. The line inevitably goes something like “oh don’t be intimidated by the Frenchy name and…… Continue reading Terrine Bordelaise

Pretzel Mini Batards

I wanted to have some good buns on hand for a package of Bockwurts made by the good folks at Olympia Provisions. What I did not want was to go to the store and buy any bread. It was still early in the day and I knew the Bouchon Bakery book recipe for soft pretzels…… Continue reading Pretzel Mini Batards

Venison Leg Roast, Portuguese Flavors with Chickpeas

Axis deer are overpopulated in Hawaii. They happen to have delicious meat that is also very dense in protein and nutrients while at the same time being mild and lean. So, it makes sense on all levels for a company like Maui Nui to realize the potential of what they have in Hawaii, humanely harvest…… Continue reading Venison Leg Roast, Portuguese Flavors with Chickpeas

Corn and Flounder: Maque Choux and Meuniére

It’s a cool name for a dish. Not sure what the origin is or why it is called that. I did not want to even research it. The name is definitely French-Creole and this makes sense. Corn Maque Choux is a popular dish in Louisiana and you can find it in various iterations. Some very…… Continue reading Corn and Flounder: Maque Choux and Meuniére

Quinoa Salad with Peas, Parsley and Mint

It’s great having a recipe for something easy and requires very little cooking in this hot weather but that is also immensely satisfying in their own. Lots of salads fall in this category and I am partial to a few recipes I have learned from Michael Solomonv’s book “Zahav” that he creates as variations on…… Continue reading Quinoa Salad with Peas, Parsley and Mint


Always in demand in my household and really easy to make savory or sweet (eliminate sugar and vanilla from the savory versions) if you pay attention to a few details. We make these very frequently, mostly for dessert or breakfast. The few rules of note that I think make for great crepes are: Mix only…… Continue reading Crepes

Reverse Seared Pork Loin with pumpkin, greens and cane syrup

I love cooking proteins gently in a perfectly temperature-controlled water container (sous vide). It’s a method that’s very difficult to replicate for certain preparations. It is convenient. It hits that nerdy tech-loving precision oriented part of my brain. However, it requires in most cases the use of plastic bags. It bothers me a bit every…… Continue reading Reverse Seared Pork Loin with pumpkin, greens and cane syrup