Grapes are currently in season and at their best. They are huge, juicy, and very sweet. The prices are also lowest at this time and I usually buy two to three pounds each week. I like to get a mix of green, red, and black grapes. They make wonderful snacks and are great for the [...]
Some years back we had a family over for lunch and they brought a delicious chicken dish with a very interesting ingredient that was “new” to me. I did not realize then that this same ingredient is found in five-spice-powder. While I do use five-spice-powder every now and then, I have never used this particular [...]
Pork roast can be a little dry when roasted on its own. Stuffing keeps it moist and flavorful. This is also an impressive dish to serve when you have company. Ro-Ri’s Apple Stuffed Sirloin Roast1 2½ lb sirloin roast1 tsp canola oilsalt and pepper For the stuffing1 small onion, diced½ stick celery, diced1 small carrot, [...]
One has to be really creative with left-overs, especially after the holidays. I came up with the idea of making roast ham into Char Siew (Chinese barbecue pork) some years back. It was really easy and a hit with the family. I made it again for dinner yesterday.