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Shabu-Shabu (swish swish)

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Posted on: July 7th, 2010

Shabu-Shabu at Kisoji in Yamato, a well-known Japanese restaurant chain featuring local classics like shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, tempura, sushi, etc.  The vegetables here clockwise from left are mizuna, napa cabbage, bean sprouts, wakame (sea vegetable) and shiitake – in the center are carrots, noodles, enoki and asatsuki (similar to scallion).

Sushi and Sashimi Heaven!

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Posted on: July 1st, 2010

I am in Japan and on a feeding frenzy!  For the last 15 years or so, I’ve used my vacations to travel to and study (ok, pig out on) the world’s finest food cities – and Japan takes the cake!  This ancient food culture has many great food styles, but the most recognized by American’s…

Mashed Pea-tatoes

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Posted on: June 28th, 2010

  Fresh English Sweet Peas are a special treat, and when Carl Musso starts picking and delivering local peas to Tony’s, I eat them several times each week.  In need of a change, I wanted to make English Mushies (mashed peas), but with only two cups of peas, I tossed in a potato and and…

Parma Barley with Peas and Corn

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2010

  Getting more fiber is a tasty proposition if you start cooking barley once or twice each week.  Barley is the highest fiber grain I know of and has been sited with a plethora of health benefits: Regularity, lower cholesterol, intestinal protection, protection from arteriosclerosis, gallstones, cancers, heart disease and heart failure, cardiovascular and breast…

Pepita Encrusted Salmon

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Posted on: June 15th, 2010

  Now that fresh Alaska salmon is in season and we can eat it as often as we like, a lot of us are looking for some new recipes.  Here is a tasty and nutrition packed version with roasted pumpkin seeds – enjoy in good health!  

The Kings of Spring

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Posted on: June 8th, 2010

  Wild Alaska Salmon at Tony’s Wild Sockeye and King Salmon are making their annual run up the Copper River of Alaska; and as usual, our fisherman Dennis Zadra, is fishing the delta and air freighting fresh Alaska salmon directly to Tony’s Markets!

Grilled Steak ‘Fries’

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2010

I have a real weakness for great Fries but hate the mess and all the fat – so I make Grilled Steak Fries, they’re wonderfully satisfying with just a fraction of the fat and cleanup! Sizzling right off the grill, these fries are fluffy, satisfying and much less trouble (and fat) than frying.

Asian Pantry and Stir Fry

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Posted on: May 25th, 2010

We all have our favorite Asian dishes, but maybe not the ingredients and know how to cook them at home – hopefully this week’s videos from will help – from Dig In, a home-grown gardening and cooking show on FOX every Saturday here in the Denver Metro Area. First, a short review of the Asian pantry.…

Steelhead of my Dreams

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Posted on: May 17th, 2010

As an avid fisherman, I have always dreamed of wrestling a nice fat Steelhead, but only their smaller cousins the Rainbow Trout live in our local rivers, so I’ll have to wrestle the Steelhead of my dreams in my kitchen. Get facts and tips below along with two tasty recipes.   Chile Citrus Steelhead over…

Asparagus Mushroom Chicken Cutlets

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Posted on: May 10th, 2010

It’s asparagus season, so lets celebrate with this tasty dish!  In this simple preparation (based on what I had on hand) you’ll stack blanched asparagus and mushrooms duxelles (minced and sauteed with shallots and parsley) on chicken cutlets, topping them off with creamy Havarti cheese and a bit of smoky bacon (pancetta would be my…

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