Cool Stuff – Fall
“Cumin Crusted Venison Loin”

This is one of my favorite simple preparations for tender cuts of meat. I use it often on lamb chops and it is ready in less than 20 minutes. I had some purty venison backstraps from my Girl Hunter Weekend in Arkansas, aged 20 days, so I tried my magic rub on them and it was mighty fine my friends. You should try it too with your favorite tender cut […]

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“Venison Curry Stew”

I brought a nice venison haunch back from my Girl Hunter Weekend in Arkansas. Ain’t it a beauty? It was aged for about 20 days. And since I was having a gathering of a large group of people I decided to put it to good use. I’ve made many stews before so I decided to think a little bit outside the box and made… Venison curry! You should make it […]

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“Chorizo Scotch Eggs”

When I first went on a hunting trip in England a couple of years ago, I was introduced to Scotch Eggs and fell in love with them forever. They were served in the greenhouse during “Elevenses” which is the break the hunters take between the first three “drives” and the last three. We drank cherry brandy too during elevenses. The British are civilized that way. To see what I mean, […]

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“How to Make Caramel Apples”

I was just in New York where I did my all time favorite fall activity. It gives me pangs of nostalgia. And all of those childhood memories of frolicking through the orchards come rushing back. (Photo credit: Gordon Pellegrini) I went apple picking! My brother and I have plans for cider making and we were on a mission to get just the right apples. (Photo credit: Gordon Pellegrini) I ate […]

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“Redfish Courtbouillon”

A few weeks ago in  Arkansas, my friend Paul Michael made a dish he makes regularly whenever someone has caught a nice redfish or bass. They all call it “coo-bee-on” and so I just assumed it was another one of their local regional dishes that this Yankee was unfamiliar with. And then I saw it written down. “Courtbouillon!” I exclaimed. It’s actually French, and if there’s one thing I know […]

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“Whiskey & Peach Rabbit Stew”

Before I show you this recipe, I thought I should mention that if you like exotic meats like Wagyu Beef, Venison, Elk, Lamb and Bison, I’m giving away an organic Exotic Burger Collection from Fossil Farms on my Facebook Page, so be sure and enter! Now for the recipe… I just finished a mini road trip through the South. From Texas to Oklahoma to Arkansas to Tennessee to Louisiana and […]

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“Chicago-Style Beef Sandwich”

In honor of the gratuitous number of shots of me eating steak on last night’s Iron Chef episode, I thought this recipe was in order for today. Now before all of the hard core Chicago beef sandwich eaters start freaking out, let me tell you that this recipe is very much my own version… it’s not perfect, it is not from the religious order of Chicago-style beef eating folk. But […]

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“Spicy Middle Eastern Shrimp”

I’m not quite sure what to call this recipe. But since it uses a medley of spices that you’ll find in most Middle Eastern dishes, I’m calling it Spicy Middle Eastern Shrimp. Or we can also call it Darn Good. Or Shrimp That Rawks. Or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Shrimp. Nevermind. You’ll need: shrimp, fresh mint, Aleppo pepper flakes, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, dried ginger root, fennel seed, […]

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“Homemade Grape Nuts”

Homemade cereal, what a revelation! This recipe for homemade grape nuts thrilled me. I’ve made homemade granola before, but never grape nuts. So I was excited to give this a try. You will need the following things: Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (I used regular whole wheat flour and it worked well!), Light Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, Molasses, Buttermilk, and Butter. First you’ll combine your dry ingredients, then your […]

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“Spicy Seared Quail with Kale Slaw”

I’m in New York doing all sorts of things, one of which is to go through 100 years worth of family stuff that has been collected since my great grandparents. I have to decide what goes into a garage sale, what gets donated, what goes to the dump, and what gets boxed up into a nice clean plastic box and tucked away. Why do we humans collect so much stuff? […]

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