Sunday, April 9, 2017


Sometimes the simple things are as good as complicated things.  The above chicken wings are a good example.  The wings were just dusted with salt and broiled for half an hour - turned halfway through.  It was the glaze that made them shine; soy sauce, fresh ginger, sesame oil, honey, rice vinegar and garlic.  The concoction was simmered together for the same half hour it took to broil the wings. Everything went into a large bowl and was tossed together until the wings were well coated.  A good meal to end a good day and very little mess.   Beer!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

It Was a Sunny Day

Sunny days with warmer temperatures means the grill is up and running for the seasons to come.  There were several good days during the winter when it got a workout, but now the weather is more consistent. 

First up was a loin veal chop that was marinated in lemon juice and zest, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt and olive oil.  It was basted a couple of times with the same concoction while on the grill.  There was some faro cooked in chicken stock, water and bay leaves to go along with the veal.  Sweet veal tastes with some acid from the lemon and a bit of bitterness from the bay leaves made a great combination.

There was a bottle of a the 2011 Pfister Alsatian Riesling discussed several posts below to wash things down and help make for a wonderful evening.

After a good meal one can forgive almost anything; including one's relations. - Oscar Wilde