Not just rosemary, Amanda. There are a lot of “decorative” artichoke plants in the lansdscapes of California. Lately I have seen Cardoon, but must say those are usually just for the flowers. Here in Santa Rosa there are a lot of front yard gardens and they are not a new thing.
The title caught my attention as it reminded me of a moment a long time ago when we encountered a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey that served fried rice which had been cooked in bacon fat! Ugh.
Now, if it had not have been a Chinese restaurant and if they had had your recipe, life would have been a lot different.
Can’t wait to try yours.
Good tips Ms Meyers.
Last time we went through the penny pinching days (the 70’s)a generation of cooks were thumbing through their copy of Merle Ellis’ book Cutting Up in the Kitchen. Mr Ellis died just recently and I know I(and others)took a moment in my blog to remember how much help his book had been.
Find the book if you can and you will learn to pick up that perfect,on sale,chuck roast that will give you a couple of small but delightful steaks as well as pot roast or stew for the rest. He taught us all how to “break” a piece of meat sold over the counter in a plastic wrap, into something very nice.
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Flatbreads from around the continent
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The great Sicilian-Neapolitan kitchen rivalry
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