Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is one of the most famous and beloved of all Hungarian dishes.   The perfect chicken paprikash consists of tender, juicy chicken in an unforgettably rich, flavorful and creamy paprika-infused sauce…served over perfectly hot buttered egg noodles…a very simple but incredibly flavorful dish.     The perfect Chicken Paprikash will warm your homeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash”

What In the Heck Is “Pullum Frontonianum”…(and what does it have to do with frying?)

At this point we have already learned about two bsasic cooking methods—sauteeing and pan-frying. The next dry-heat cooking method is deep frying. And living in Texas one of the highlights of each year is going to the State Fair to see just what new fried concoctions have been created this yrar. For example, here isContinue reading “What In the Heck Is “Pullum Frontonianum”…(and what does it have to do with frying?)”

Chicken Parm Here at the Farm

    I am a piano player….I have been playing piano for about 45 years now…I play all the time for all sorts of people…yet I can’t play anything if it’s not already been written out and placed in front of me… In other words, I can’t play by ear or transpose…lost my full scholarshipContinue reading “Chicken Parm Here at the Farm”

Pan-Frying 101

Okay, I know that this is ultimately supposed to be a blog about diabetes…and raw foods…and creating a healthy minimalistic lifestyle that is “politically correct”…   But being from Mississippi, there is one food that I will never give up… FRIED CHICKEN   Now that we are fighting Type 2 Diabetes in our household, theContinue reading “Pan-Frying 101”

Chinese Culinary—Zhejang Campaign

Zhejiang cuisine tends to be the simplest of all Chinese regional cuisines. The focus of Zhejiang cuisine seems to be simplicity. The people of the region focus more on serving fresh seasonal produce served crispy, perhaps even raw or almost raw…much like Japanese food….fresh seafood…and Zhejiang cuisine tends to be fresh, soft, and smooth with a mellow fragrance.,.,, with a goodContinue reading “Chinese Culinary—Zhejang Campaign”

Kimchi—The What Else—Five Spice Powder

  One of the other spices, or spice blends, that you should also grab when you’re ordering from the Asian market is five spice powder. Five-spice powder or Wuxiang powder is a very powerful spice blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns—that is a very common ingredient in Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine.Continue reading “Kimchi—The What Else—Five Spice Powder”

Silan Chicken

Silan,  also referred to as Israeli date honey, is a rich syrup made from dates. Silan has a dark chestnut color, darker than maple syrup, about the color of cola….a taste similar to molasses….and a texture that is as thick as molasses but more fluid than bee honey. You can find at local “kosher” markets, but even livingContinue reading “Silan Chicken”