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Cranberry-Molasses Glazed Turkey

Cranberry Molasses Glazed Turkey

I’d like to begin this post by admitting that I am turkey-challenged. It’s the one thing that I can’t seem to have come out right, ever…until now. Yes, I devoted a whole weekend in December to finding a turkey recipe that I could make and have work. And while this one wasn’t perfect, (it wasn’t quite as moist as I was hoping for — that was my own fault for not checking it about 10 minutes earlier), it was pretty damn good.

It was the moistest turkey I’ve ever made (yes, . . . → Read More: Cranberry-Molasses Glazed Turkey

Thai Hot & Sour Soup with Shrimp Toast

Hot & Sour soup

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, if that is the holiday you celebrate this time of year. If not, happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Festivus, what have you. Maybe you just like to sit around in December eating a lot of appetizers and cookies for no real holiday-affiliated reason. If so, hope you had a nice time doing that!

This was our dinner on December 26th, a day known far and wide for its sensible eating. Because of this, I chose to bake the shrimp toasts in the oven (originally, they . . . → Read More: Thai Hot & Sour Soup with Shrimp Toast

Grüner

Gruner pdx

Grüner 527 SW 12th Avenue Portland, Oregon

As much as we are trying to go to new restaurants, I am trying to post about them. We went to Grüner last month (see, I am not even that far behind!!) but I’ve wanted to go since this Summer, when I was taking volunteer photos for the Montavilla Farmer’s Market and one week’s chef demo was Eric Purugganan, sous chef at Grüner.

Chef demo Chopping cherries at the demo.

I got to talk to him a little bit before the . . . → Read More: Grüner

FFwD: Potato Chip Tortilla

Potato Chip Tortilla

This week’s French Friday with Dorie is kind of neat — a Spanish Tortilla made with potato chips instead of slices of potato! You basically crush a bunch of chips and add to eggs, onion, spices and pop into a pan to cook! I’d go so far as to say that if you crushed your chips on the larger side and didn’t tell anyone that you’d used potato chips, they might not even be able to tell.

I used a mix of red onion and green onion in mine and I was very . . . → Read More: FFwD: Potato Chip Tortilla

Greek Millet Saganaki with Grilled Ono and Ouzo

Saganaki

I am officially a huge fan of millet. This is the 2nd really great recipe I’ve made with this grain and it was delicious. I suppose if you don’t have millet, you could use orzo or pearl couscous, but really, get some millet!

This is made in a few different steps, the millet is cooked separately, then stirred into the tomato and pepper mixture and then the fish is cooked in a different pan and added to the top.

The original recipe used shrimp, which would be great of course, but I had some . . . → Read More: Greek Millet Saganaki with Grilled Ono and Ouzo