Pan Asian Nyum Nyum

Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 lbs  flank steak, cut in long, very narrow strips. 1 lb fresh kale and 2 TB kosher salt for cooking 6 large eggs (duck eggs are best but  chicken eggs are fine) 1 full cup soy sauce 1/2 cup mirin– or dry sherry– or dry vermouth 4  three-inch pieces of fresh…

Twice-Fished Chowder

Because throwing out leftovers is a crime.  Ingredients: Left-over fish bones/skin, ideally from Asian take-out 2 carrots 2 waxy potatoes 2 celery 1 onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1c tomato juice or small can fire roasted tomatoes 1-2 cans chopped clams Rice for serving (can also be left-over) Preparation: 1. Order a take-out whole fish…

Terrere (Argentine Sweet Tea)

Drink like a South American! No alcohol until whenever you start on your glorious Malbec wine from Mendoza. You do have some yerba mate around the house, no?  I order mine online.  You can buy the special mate cup and filtered straw online too.  Not strictly required, but it makes it easier to drink without getting…

Lo-Cal (No Kidding) Banana Tapioca Pudding

When I have a few very ripe bananas on hand, I check out banana pudding recipes. . .nah. To many steps, too much stirring, etc. Did I mention I’m lazy? So: since I also had some Minute Tapioca on hand, I experimented, and lo: something delectable, quick, and not horribly fattening. 3 tsp minute tapioca3…

Bastard Gazpacho

This deliciousness calls for my favorite unit of measure: SOME! Fill a blender with A little water Long pour of olive oil A little more vinegar than water stale bread Small peeled Cucumber Small onion A couple garlic cloves Fresh Tomatoes sliced in big hunks- NOT seeded— Celery or arugula  Salt Sweet peppers seeded Stop…

Bone Soup

Got a huge basically bare chicken (or turkey) breast bone? Do not throw it away –also don’t let your dog chew it. You know about dogs and chicken bones. No. Throw it in a big big pot with a lid; add carrots leftover from your party hors d’oevres; some celery or what ever greenery you…

Lemoncello out of lemons

AKA Liar’s Limoncello (I call it that because a less honest woman than I am might successfully pretend it was very expensive store-bought limoncello imported from Italy) Have on hand a bag of about 10 large lemonsa big jar with a tight lida fifth (750 ml) of inexpensive vodkaa fine-mesh strainera cup of sugar Cut…