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Latest Blog Posts for Mike Ahmadi's Gastronomic Musings

  • Milk ‘N Honey Rolls
    on May 29, 2009
    Years ago, when I was living in Florida, and old church pastor I knew had written an book titled “The Land Of Milk And Honey”, which chronicled his life as he moved from the Communist ruled former Soviet Union to the United States of America. He...
  • London Broil
    on May 27, 2009
    I remember working at The Ritz Carlton in Naples Florida back in the 1990’s. It was the height of the Dotcom craze, and everyone was constantly throwing lavish banquets. Money was no object at most of these events, so the event organizers splurge...
  • Exotic Banana Bread
    on May 25, 2009
    A while back I wrote about an banana bread baking incident (accident) where I discovered a way to create a low fat banana bread that was quite delicious. I also mentioned that I was completely satisfied with this version, and that I was done experim...
  • Cook’s Garden: Rosemary and Jasmine Tea Smoked Chicken
    on May 24, 2009
    Anyone who lives in Northern California is probably aware that rosemary grows like a weed almost anywhere you go. I see huge rosemary bushes being used as green “fences” in some neighborhoods, as decorative ground cover in meticulously manicured...
  • Brave Spirits: Barbequed Pork Shoulder
    on May 23, 2009
    This is the third in my ongoing series of Brave Spirits recipes, which are recipes that highlight the use of Brave Spirits products in several dishes. The first was Vodka Dill Aioli, followed by Gin Brined Pork Chops, and this one is a repetition of...
  • 5 Cheese Macaroni And Cheese With Prosciutto
    on May 22, 2009
    I remember the first time I had Macaroni and Cheese. It came out of a cardboard box that contained some sort of elbow-shaped pasta and a packet of orange-colored powder, which was added to the cooked pasta (with a few other ingredients) to miraculou...
  • Equivalents, Substitutions, and Conversions
    on May 20, 2009
    The more time one spends in the kitchen, the more experienced he or she becomes. This experience hopefully leads to an understanding of food, kitchen tools, and techniques on a level that transcends all written or formal training, recipes, and metho...
  • Cook’s Garden: Smoked Jalapeno Barbeque Sauce
    on May 19, 2009
    I have often felt little twinges of jealousy when watching my Mexican friends eat jalapeno peppers. I mean, for God’s sake, those guys can put away A LOT of jalapeno peppers, and without breaking a sweat. I get an upset stomach just watching them...
  • Brave Spirits: Tomato and “Standing Guard” Gin Smothered Pork Chops
    on May 8, 2009
    This is the second in my series of recipes made with Brave Spirits American distilled spirits. As I discussed in my Grilled Scallops with Valor Vodka Dill Aioli story, Brave Spirits is a company that produces 100% American made distilled spirits, an...
  • Mother’s Cookies Are Back !
    on May 6, 2009
    “Oh no !” I heard my wife Becky exclaim as I sat enjoying my coffee one morning, several months back.“What now !” I exclaimed, thinking that the children had perhaps decided to redecorate one of my favorite cookbooks with various shaded of...
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