Vietnamese Clay Pot Pork (Thit Kho To)

I fell in love with a Vietnamese restaurant, and with Clay Pot Pork.  Chateau Saigon is a gem of a restaurant in the mecca of multi-ethnic eateries that line Buford Highway.  Restaurants in this area of Atlanta are mostly in shopping centers and strip malls, alongside pawn shops, thrift stores, and car dealerships.  In other… Continue reading Vietnamese Clay Pot Pork (Thit Kho To)

Chicken with Mushrooms and Grapes

Suddenly it is almost dinner time, and I haven’t the faintest idea of what I’m going to cook.  This is an opportunity to take inventory of what is in the refrigerator, then google it and see what you come up with.  It is food roulette  – there are hardly any ingredients that someone hasn’t thought… Continue reading Chicken with Mushrooms and Grapes

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese

Slightly modified from Barefoot Contessa’s Lemon Chicken Breast Our oven has been out of commission all week, so cooking has been a bit of a challenge.  We tried to grill as much as possible, but twice got soaked again in the thunderstorms that always pop up promptly at 6:30 pm (or whenever the grill has… Continue reading Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese

Chicken Paprikash

Sources: A mish-mash of recipes, including this from Simply Recipes and this from Cook’s Illustrated.  [Subscription required to view recipes at Cook’s Illustrated.] The last day of vacation is always a little bittersweet, especially when we are at our “forever house” in New Mexico and have to do a mind-shift to prepare to return to… Continue reading Chicken Paprikash

Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we recently acquired a Tagine. Every couple of days I try to cook something different in it…not only because it is a great new vessel to cook in, but also because I don’t want to figure out where to store it when it’s not in use!  Every… Continue reading Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Olives, and Thyme

Sources:  Flavors of Moroccoby Ghillie Basan and “A Classic” at 64 Sq Ft Kitchen James commented to me other day that I think about food like he thinks about music, and it’s true.  My idle thoughts are often reliving a scrumptious meal from the past, or leaping ahead to plan what morsels will next pass… Continue reading Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Olives, and Thyme