Hearty and Meaty Spring Ragout

I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that while I am far from being vegetarian I have been making efforts to eat less meat for a variety of reasons…but sometimes I crave it. Today was one such instance. Maybe it was that I swam 1/2 mile and hauled concrete blocks about 5 miles (oneContinue reading “Hearty and Meaty Spring Ragout”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#408)…and what I made with it

A basket full of fresh vegetables, which I turned into a hearty chicken-and-vegetable soup/stew with Near East spices. Urban Simplicity.

Curried Vegetable and Lamb Ragout (in pictures)

This is a very simple yet hearty and flavorful ragout. The method for a dish like this is about as simple as it gets: Saute or sweat whatever ingredients you have at hand or want to eat–meat, fish, poultry, or just vegetables–then add seasonings, liquid (broth and sometimes wine) and simmer for a while. HavingContinue reading “Curried Vegetable and Lamb Ragout (in pictures)”

Put It In A Pot And Boil It

Soup to me is the ultimate one-pot meal…simplicity at its best. It’s a method that has been used to cook foods for eons…since we humans first figured out how to cook food in a leak-proof/fire-proof vessel over a live fire (some of the earliest vessels were dried hollowed-out gourds, and even dried animal’s stomachs). InContinue reading “Put It In A Pot And Boil It”

Winter and Spicy Stew

Well, Buffalo’s climate is once again living up to its reputation. We got pelted with something like a foot of snow today (judging by the news, so did much of the rest of the northeast). I was out driving in it today (yes, I do use a vehicle now and again) and at points itContinue reading “Winter and Spicy Stew”