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Pork Roast with Crackling

So now that I’ve had a few days to rest and become re-acclimated into the time zone of the midwest in the USA… I’m finding myself missing much of the cuisine I enjoyed while in South Africa!  I learned a lot from my new friend Nicole Van Velden, the wife of Winemaker David at Overgaauw […]

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Grilled Halibut Steaks

Wild Alaskan halibut is a tender, delicious whitefish that is surprisingly easy to prepare. Halibut’s firm, white meat is ideal for grilling.  It’s also great for a healthy diet enjoyed baked or grilled and not fried.  It’s high in protein, which is the most abundant substance in your body after water.  Protien is found in […]

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Angle Hair Chicken Hot Dish

What people in most other parts of the country call casserole, Minnesotans call “Hotdish” and according to Wikipedia, is a variety of a casserole that typically contains a starch, a meat or other protein, a canned or frozen vegetable, and mixed with canned soup.  It’s history goes back to when budget-minded farm wives needed to feed […]

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Butterflied, Baked Herb Cornish Hens

I don’t know why people only serve Cornish hens on special occassions.  A cornish hen typically commands a higher price per pound than chickens, despite a shorter growing span of 28 to 30 days, as opposed to 42 or more for regular chicken.  But although rumored to be expensive in comparison, I’ve found them locally […]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

I love soup and this time of year I tend to make and enjoy more!  I think that good food nourishes your spirit!  And warm soup soothes the soul!  On these chilly, damp days, just about any variety of soup is comfort food to me, and this recipe is cheesy and fulfilling.  Anytime there is […]

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