Category: Food

Morita Chili Pepper Beef Kabobs

Morita Chili Pepper Beef Kabobs have a ton of flavor and are great for a backyard bbq. The Morita chili is a smoked red jalapeno pepper similar to a Chipotle but has a mixture of heat and sweetness.  It works perfectly with the beef and is sure to be a fan favorite.

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Paleo Food: Buffalo Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers have a mild flavor and are excellent for stuffing. The ground buffalo is lean and works well with the mushroom, carrot and celery mixture. I also used salt pork instead of olive oil when cooking for additional flavor (but you can use olive oil if you would like.)  This is a great recipe for those looking to make a paleo meal.

Vegetarian Sandwich with Finnish Rye Bread

It’s no secret the farmer’s markets around the city are some of my favorite places to visit on a Saturday morning.

You can find any number of both familiar and new ingredients to play with and put together some fun weekend meals.

I took some of those ingredients and paired them with a Finnish Ruis (Rye) Bread from Nordic Breads based in Long Island City, Queens.

Spinach Dip with Lamb’s Quarters

Summer ingredients are overflowing at the Union Square Greenmarket.  When you visit the market and see the city’s chefs purchasing their ingredients for the day, you know you are in the right place to stock your refrigerator.

One seasonal ingredient I particularly enjoy is lamb’s quarters (sometimes referred to as wild spinach.)  It has a nice earthy flavor and can be added to a variety of dishes.

Ramp Sourdough Bread

It was 11pm on a Sunday and 4 balls of sourdough dough sat on my counter.  They had been rested, stretched, rested again and were nestled in their baskets ready for an overnight proof in the refrigerator.

Then I felt the urge to bake.  But why turn the oven on when most people are going to bed? Because I had some very special loaves to work on.

Biltong at Jonty Jacobs

A few things in the NY retail scene make me happy.

100 year old family businesses, preferably that have been in the same location or neighborhood where they started.

Shops that are about 150 square feet, crammed with all manner of products.

Specialty food shops.

Chocolate Bars of Iceland

Take a moment to imagine you are in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Florence Italy or Madrid Spain.  What do you think about?  Oysters Rockefeller?  Cheese Steaks?  Gelato?  Serrano Ham?

Food is directly associated with our travel experiences.  It helps us experience local cultures and in our own lives it’s how we pass down family traditions.