Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Kitchen Island Hits the Road: Nu Yawk City!

A long overdue visit to be sure, but The Kitchen Island crew arrived in Gotham a week ago for a virtuoso piano recital by the internationally renowned Alex Tuchman, pianist extraordinaire and one of Webster’s seemingly infinite supply of nieces … Continue reading

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Oysters with Ginger-Soy Butter

Oysters!!!! My hat comes off to the first desperate soul who cracked open that first  slimy, muddy bivalve to discover the salty, meaty delicacy we now enjoy on a regular basis.  A quick search on the worldwide web, dates the … Continue reading

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SALMON! Pan Seared with Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts

Believe it or not, once upon a time, I would not even look at a piece of salmon.  The only fish I would consider was an occasional piece of flounder, which is very white and very mild.  Salmon, being very … Continue reading

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Shrimp Nachos

Although I was born and raised in the good ole USA, my culinary preferences occasionally lean towards our southern neighbor, Mexico.  Cumin and coriander mixed with a little garlic and jalapeno, initiate a taste bud happy dance!  With Webster being … Continue reading

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Whine a Little, Why Don’tcha?

To follow up on an earlier post, this post is about another wine blog we like. Chicago-based winer Rob Frisch blogs about “odd” wines at oddbacchus.com. Why odd wines? Well, it seems that he buys most of the wines that … Continue reading

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The Summer Garden!

From the Webster Man… Well, it’s in! Tomatoes, squash, eggplant, basil, peppers, rosemary, lettuce, zucchini, strawberries, cucumbers, pole beans, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree – or so it seems. Four days – … Continue reading

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Market Day!

Market day, indeed! And this was the first day of the season for this particular market, one of our favorites. Webster and I were strolling the stands by 9.30am…that’s pretty good for yours truly.  I don’t believe I had ingested … Continue reading

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