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Karl’s Better Bierock

A bierock is not now, nor has it ever been haute cuisine, it is essentially a workingman’s lunch. When you are working, traveling, or having some kind of festival event, you do not always have time to sit down for meal. Having a meal in a neat, sealed package that you can slip into a pocket or pouch is a solution that many cultures have discovered.

Karl’s Better Bierock

Karl’s Better Bierock

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Karl’s Coq au Riesling

Adapted from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe

Last week I made a hunter’s chicken. Jan asked for the same again when her old school friends, the aunties, came for Stitches this weekend. I did not want to do the exact same thing, so I made something much closer to a recipe in Cook’s Illustrated this month.

Karl’s Coq au Riesling

Karl’s Coq au Riesling

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Karl’s Alder Wood Smoked Middle Eastern Game Hens

I am planning barbequed Cornish game hens for this Sunday, Mother’s Day. The question remained how should I season the birds? The whole world does chicken, so how do I narrow the field to make a choice?

Karl’s Alder Wood Smoked Middle Eastern Game Hens

Karl’s Alder Wood Smoked
Middle Eastern Game Hens

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Roasted Artichokes

My family really likes artichokes. Normally, I steam and serve them with a dill sauce. Cook’s Illustrated this month had a baked artichoke recipe that would go nicely with the Middle Eastern Feast I am making for Mother’s Day. It is so simple and hands-off; it is perfect for finishing off in the oven while I am concentrating on the barbequing the game hens. For once, I actually followed someone’s instructions.

Roasted Artichokes

Roasted Artichokes

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