Our Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving just passed us by and I’m sure there was a lot of tradition and innovation in all of your kitchens. Our kitchen was more of a collaboration than usual. The reason I say that is because when I was little it was basically my mom cooking. Then when I learned how to cook and learned that I enjoyed cooking, I took over. My mom would step in from time to time to answer a question or two but she very gladly handed it over to me. One of the dishes I did own, however, was the cranberry sauce.IMG_1123 Continue reading

Taste the World – Exotic Food

This last week was the Lancaster Taste the World in Downtown Lancaster.

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Susan and I are always excited about this event but due to the rain, she stayed home and I ventured out with my dad (he heard about the pig ears and the cactus salad and was more than happy to go). Our first stop was Upohar.

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First Friday and Crispy Chicken Skin

I feel like it’s been a while since I experimented with something new. A couple days ago I was reading The Amateur Gourmet, which I read every day, and Adam Roberts mentioned something about crispy chicken skin. Now, I have always loved chicken skin and I did have the idea of chicken chicharron that we had once upon a time, but reading how easily he made it (read all about it here) made me decide to give it a try. I mentioned it to friends but everyone balked at the idea. None the less, I decided I was going to give it a shot.

Crispy Chicken Sking

Crispy Chicken Skin

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill

As I started writing this post I suddenly realized how far behind I am in these posts! You see February is a big birthday month and to celebrate my brother turning 31 we went to Carrabba’s Italian Grill. I was curious since I’ve had a couple good comments about it and I wanted to see how much of it was true. We started off the evening with a Sangria. I wouldn’t say that it was something that would compel me to rush back but it was a decent enough accompaniment to our meal.

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Crêpe’s & Crostini

Since our move to the US, one of the things that we really missed was going out to Café Saúl for a crepe so when I heard that there was a good place for crepes in Lancaster, we just had to check out Rachel’s Creperie. We made this a family outing and went with my parents. My wife decided to go for the banana nut crepe which, while simple, packed a vivacious combination of banana, Nutella and peanut butter.

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