Softly poached eggs drenched in luscious Hollandaise are enticing in their own right. Add sweet crisp-tender asparagus and succulent crab cakes and you've reached Beulah Land.

The Unorthodox Epicure — Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict w/ Asparagus

Yes, it’s as exquisite as it sounds. Softly poached eggs drenched in luscious Hollandaise are enticing in their own right. Add sweet crisp-tender asparagus and succulent crab cakes and you’ve reached Beulah Land. Most things worth having are worth working for, and this dish is no exception. You’ll have to plan ahead and you’ll be […]

TRUC DÜ-ˈZHƏR

Spices not so spicy anymore?

Whole peppercorns, allspice and everything in between sit in the cupboard for months on end and lose their pungency. It happens. But there’s an easy fix. Place them in a 350F oven for a few minutes. When you start catching the aroma, it’s time to pull them out and use them. (11/11)

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Softly poached eggs drenched in luscious Hollandaise are enticing in their own right. Add sweet crisp-tender asparagus and succulent crab cakes and you've reached Beulah Land.

The Unorthodox Epicure — Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict w/ Asparagus

Yes, it’s as exquisite as it sounds. Softly poached eggs drenched in luscious Hollandaise are enticing in their own right. Add sweet crisp-tender asparagus and succulent crab cakes and you’ve reached Beulah Land. Most things worth having are worth working for, and this dish is no exception. You’ll have to plan ahead and you’ll be […]

The 'Chilada..

Food Snob Chronicles — The ‘Chilada … Kid-friendly Tex-Mex goodness

When you happen upon a dish that your kid likes, it’s a good thing. When said dish doesn’t involve chicken nuggets or over-salted gravy, it’s like discovering gold. My kid, as it turns out, likes anything topped with black olives. So, when he caught a glimpse of the Chilada at the local Taco Casa drive-thru […]

Grilled Shrimp Tacos —

The Unorthodox Epicure — Tacos de Camarónes Frescos (Fresh Shrimp Tacos)

Fresh. Zesty. Light. Nope, these aren’t the tacos we grew up on. For one, there’s nothing guilty about this pleasure — no frying; no amber-colored grease dripping down your forearm; and no need to postpone your annual physical after eating a plateful.  Plus, they’re quick, easy and absolutely a ten in the flavor department. Want […]