Cooking’s A Gas

A new experience. Gas stove and oven. Learning tricks and pitfalls. Burners are different sizes for various purposes. Simmering vs. boiling. After not getting a good sear on Dover sole, may have to heat the pan first to get proper crispness. Also, broiler was not hot enough to brown veal chops. Mark Bittman of the…

Transition Kitchen

Leaving the country kitchen for a city range. It’ll be fun to cook again. Soon. I hope. If I can just find those pots and pans.

Delicious 4th!

Red White & Blue Dessert Fresh strawberries, sliced with fresh blueberries in small bowls. Melt Herrell’s malted vanilla ice cream and pour over the berries. Or. Berries over homemade shortcake with fresh whipped cream. Grilled Corn in Husks Fresh corn on the cob as soon as it hits the stand. \ Peel back the husks and…

New Home

Welcome to Recipe Detours Blog! It began as a culinary path on my blog TheSideTrek. The page got full, so now it has a new home of its own. ‘Detours’ are not precise recipes. They are for cooks who like the art of cuisine, not the science. Various ingredient options, general methodologies. Most are creations from…