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Author: Jeff Breece

Asparagus Au Gratin

From “Spring Entertaining 2013,” Cooks Illustrated Ingredients2 lbs thin asparagus2 1/2 cups of watersalt & pepper2 tbsp. unsalted butter2 tbsp. all-purpose flour2 oz (1/2 cup) sharp Canadian cheddar cheese shredded (the original calls for Monterrey Jack)1 1/2 oz (3/4 cup) grated Parmesan cheese PreparationSet oven rack 8 inches from broiler…

Wor Su Gai

It seems that I share a love of a distinctly Mid Western dish served in Asian restaurants up North called Wor Su Gai. Some folks call it almond boneless chicken. It was one Christmas, many years ago, between family gatherings that I really acquired a taste for it. Eddie and…

Theobroma cacao

While growing up my family would all have Sunday dinner with my grandparents in a little Ohio town called La Rue. Grandma would make these amazing pastries. When in season she’d make fresh (homegrown) blackberry pie which, to this day, I still have cravings for during Summer. The motivation for…

Peppers!

I picked up a fresh batch of peppers yesterday. Which promptly turned into lunch for the next two days ala ground turkey and black bean chili with mixed peppers.