Karl’s Beef Bone Broth

Myr has been sick and her doctor has put her on a “gut calming” diet. Bone broth is supposed to be good for what ails her. I have never made bone broth—it always seemed like too much work—actually most of the time is spent watching the pot bubble.

Karl’s Beef Bone Broth

Karl’s Beef Bone Broth

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Karl’s Lox Schmear

I’m trying to catch up on my postings. While I did not stop cooking while Jan was working on her book, I did not have time to write them up. We were going to a party and as my contributions I thought I would bring crackers and schmear. My thought was to make a schmear that would be reminiscent of a classic lox bagel—lox, cream cheese, onions and capers.

Karl's Lox Schmear

Karl’s Lox Schmear

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Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

While I like slow cooked chili with tender chunks of beef, I sometimes just want a quick meal for a weekday. While I have been known to simply use a brand name chili, sometimes I like to go just a step further. This may take a few more minutes than simply opening a can, but the flavor is worth the effort.

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili

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Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

The NYTimes sends me emails with recipes several time a week. A recent email was all about cold noodle dishes. As I read through them I got a hankering for cold noodles, but none of their dishes really suited me. I borrowed a few ideas from their cellophane noodle salad, but mine is based more on my Vietnamese summer rolls.

Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Karl’s Cellophane Noodle Salad with Shrimp

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Karl’s White Peach Jam

A few weeks ago I had some peaches sitting on the counter in danger of over ripening. Jam was the obvious solution. Jan thought it was “too sweet.” This flaw did not stop her from eating the entire jar in two weeks.

Karl’s White Peach Jam

Karl’s White Peach Jam

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Karl’s Sub-Saharan African Chicken Stew

The best known Sub-Saharan chicken stew, at least in America, is Ethiopian doro wot, This is a dish with a long ingredients list—complicated by many of them being hidden inside several spice blends. There are, however, many other Sub-Saharan countries, everyone of which has their own version of chicken stew.

Karl’s Sub-Saharan African Chicken Stew

Karl’s Sub-Saharan African Chicken Stew

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Karl’s African Spinach Soup

I wanted to make a Sub-Saharan side dish to go with my West African chicken stew. I knew I wanted to use garbanzo beans and spinach, but all the dishes I found on-line threw in peanut butter to “make it African.” Since my chicken dish already contained peanut butter, I did not want to use it—two dishes that taste too similar is not interesting. I had to find another way to make my dish “African.”

Karl’s African Spinach Soup

Karl’s African Spinach Soup

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Karl’s Apple Wood Smoked Irish Whiskey Chicken Wings and Legs

Jan asked me last week why I never make chicken wings. As is usually the case, at some point in the past she told me that she did not like them. As is also the case, she completely denies ever having said that or that she did not want them that day. Eilene prefers legs to wings, so I threw in some of those as well.

Karl’s Apple Wood Smoked Irish Whiskey Chicken Wings and Legs

Karl’s Apple Wood Smoked
Irish Whiskey Chicken Wings and Legs

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Karl’s Garlic Lemon Barbecued Corn

I am barbecuing chicken wings for this Sunday’s Dinner and I needed a vegetable side dish. While Jan like corn on the cob, much of what you find in the stores has already gone moldy—pull back the top leaves and take a sniff. My wife will not touch it when it is that state. Fortunately, there is an Summer vegetable stand near us that has really fresh corn.

Karl’s Garlic Lemon Barbecued Corn

Karl’s Garlic Lemon Barbecued Corn

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Karl’s Sautéed Red Radishes and Greens

Usually when you buy radishes from the supermarket—and even from the farmer’s market—the leaves  are almost always wilted and sorry looking—good only for compost or the trash bin. Yesterday, a new farmer had shown up at my local market and he had really fresh radishes.

Karl’s Sautéed Red Radishes and Greens

Karl’s Sautéed Red Radishes and Greens

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