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Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce

My sister came for a visit and I told her that I was making kūbide—a Persian mixture of lamb and beef with sumac that is grilled and usually served either plain with rice or bread. I was rather free with my ingredients and—when I started to write up the recipe—I realized that what I had ended up with could not really be called kūbide—which is a specific kind of Persian kofta.

Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce

Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce

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Nevis Caribbean Jerk Chicken

My sister Karen is visiting and I always try to make something new when one of my sisters visits. Today, I decided on Nevis jerked chicken and a sweet potato salad. Unfortunately, I can only guess at what is in the spice blend that I am using on the chicken.

Nevis Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Nevis Caribbean Jerk Chicken

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Karl’s Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Adapted from a Yummly recipe

My sister is visiting and I always try to make something special when they come to California. Daughter Eilene brought some Nevis jerk spice back for me and I decided to try it out on some chicken. This left me with the dilemma of what to serve with the meat. Scouting around the internet for “Caribbean side dishes,” I found a recipe that met my needs.

Karl’s Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Karl’s Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

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Karl’s Egg Waffles

Since I learned to make pancakes from scratch, I no longer have any commercial pancake  mix in the house. I had adapted a Martha Stewart pancake recipe—less sugar for diabetics—and I went on to adapt a waffle recipe—which turned out to be almost exactly Martha Stewart’s recipe (again lower sugar). This time I thought I would make a radical change—no milk.

Karl’s Egg Waffles

Karl’s Egg Waffles

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Karl’s Vichyscalops

Vichyssoise is a fancy name for a potato and leek soup that can be served either hot or cold. In my opinion it is not a meal in itself. I first started by adding seafood to the mix, but this time I decided to add some vitamin packed leafy greens to the pale green vegetables that were already in the dish.

Karl’s Vichyscalops

Karl’s Vichyscalops

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Karl’s Cinnamon Chocolate Rice Pudding

I made an enchilada casserole for dinner and I wanted an dessert to go with it. Wife Jan loves rice pudding. Chocolate and cinnamon are classic ingredients of Mexican cuisine. I had wanted to add chilies, but the wife nixed that as too spicy.

Karl’s Cinnamon Chocolate Rice Pudding

Karl’s Cinnamon Chocolate Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

One of my wife’s go to asks for dinners is tacos, but I get tired of these—no matter how good.  As an alternative, we finally agreed on enchiladas. One problem that I have always had was that even though the enchiladas looked good in the pan, they tended to fall to pieces as you try to transfer them to a plate. There had to be a better way.

Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

Karl’s Mexican Lasagna (Chicken Enchilada Casserole)

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Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

I had made some Sichuan cold noodle salad for one of wife Jan’s potlucks. we had some leftover so I thought I would make something to go with it to make a dinner. Broiled salmon came to mind. I have found that my marmalades make a very good glaze for salmon. This time, I decided that I would mix in some soy sauce to make it a lemony teriyaki glaze.

Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

Karl’s Lemon Teriyaki Broiled Salmon

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Karl’s Micro Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Every Christmas for more than the last decade I have made marmalade as a giveaway. a few years ago I started making special batches of intense jams that contained only the zest and juice of the oranges. This Christmas I managed to give away all of my orange marmalade with more people needing gifts. I decided to make a small batch of lemon marmalade to fill the gap. For some of my marmalades, I thought to add ginger to the oranges. This turned out to be quite popular. While I have made plain lemon marmalade, this time I decided to add ginger to the lemons.

Karl’s Micro Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Karl’s Micro Lemon Ginger Marmalade

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Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

Jan just had another two temporary crowns put in and is eating soft food. The last time she had a crown put in I made her Shepherd’s Minced Pie. One of Jan’s friends gave us 10 pounds of elk that I need to use up, a shepherd’s pie seems a good choice for dinner.

 

Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

Karl’s Elk Hunting Lodge Pie

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