THE TROUGH: Hot and Sour Rhubarb Pork

I love rhubarb. It's one of the few vegetables that people find acceptable in dessert settings, and mostly, you see it as an element¬†in pies, pastries, and compotes.¬†Funny thing though, rhubab, despite its reputation as a dessert ingredient, isn't actually sweet; it's sour, sour, sour. This excellent braised pork dish, adapted from one by Jamie … Continue reading THE TROUGH: Hot and Sour Rhubarb Pork

The Trough: Grilled Buffalo Chicken with Celery Salad

Is there anything better than buffalo wings? Seriously! Even when I was a vegetarian, (more like a "flexatarian"), buffalo wings were my weakness. The sauce, fried or baked, the blue cheese, even the little celery pieces! AMAZING! I could write a full post on who has the best buffalo wings in Minneapolis, but this is … Continue reading The Trough: Grilled Buffalo Chicken with Celery Salad

THE TROUGH: Middle-Eastern Style Eggs in Tomato Sauce

I'm only very occasionally an adventurous, ambitious cook. Mostly, I'm lazy, particularly during the week when I'm already thinking fondly of sleep as soon as I walk in the door. This is a dish that has a number of great qualities from my perspective: it's fast, requires very little prep work, tastes amazing, and can … Continue reading THE TROUGH: Middle-Eastern Style Eggs in Tomato Sauce