Bay scallop scampi over pasta

Confession No. 141 — Dear New Owners (Recipe: Sous Vide Bay Scallop Scampi)

May 12, 2017 Dear New Owners, As you read this, you’re probably surrounded by labeled boxes. A spring swarm of crane flies might also have blindly followed you inside. Perhaps you even have noticed a gecko or two near the front porch. They’ve always liked it there, and we enjoyed watching them through our years […]

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Beef and pork bones

are the beginning of another excellent stock, or a demi-glace. Just keep them in a large freezer bag or container. Add bones as you go.

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Bay scallop scampi over pasta

Confession No. 141 — Dear New Owners (Recipe: Sous Vide Bay Scallop Scampi)

May 12, 2017 Dear New Owners, As you read this, you’re probably surrounded by labeled boxes. A spring swarm of crane flies might also have blindly followed you inside. Perhaps you even have noticed a gecko or two near the front porch. They’ve always liked it there, and we enjoyed watching them through our years […]

Brick Chili —

The RV Chronicles — Opening Day ain’t so bad at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: Brick Chili)

If baseball is America’s pastime, why isn’t Opening Day a national holiday? I mean, our friends in Washington have set aside Columbus Day and Presidents Day as official days off. And then there’s Thanksgiving, which was an on-and-off celebration for the first 100 years of our nation’s history. Before you go thinking that I’m starting […]

Buttery Roasted Shrimp & Asparagus —

The RV Chronicles — I’m better than my Instagram alter ego (Recipe: Buttery Roasted Shrimp & Asparagus)

My Instagram followers see a little more than the 20 of you who come here on a regular basis. It’s not that I’m trying to hide anything from you, rather I’ve just not figured out a … presentable way to show you random pictures of me frying okra or drinking Scotch. And maybe that’s a […]

BLT Salad — The classic sandwich in a bowl

The RV Chronicles — No regrets at the ‘Jimmy Rockford’ (Recipe: BLT Salad)

If you’re among my 20 loyal readers, you’ve seen a lot of back-and-forth from my tiny confines over the past 19 months. I uprooted myself to further my career and help improve our quality of life. I was excited. But it didn’t take long to realize that my nights were lonely. My lover was 200 […]