Indian Hand Pies

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I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers. ¬†For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

Steak and Smithwicks Pie

Sirloin Tip cut and dredged

With an upcoming food media project looming on the horizon, I need to get my pastry skills up to snuff. I decided that a nice meat pie would be a good first tester. I began doing a bit of reading to see what others are doing with their meat pies. I came across this post […]

Forget Wake Stock, we’ve got Steak Stock!

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While digging in the freezer the other day, I found a broken package containing 2 now freezer burnt t-bones. They were burnt to the point that they weren’t salvageable as steaks, but there is no way I’m going to throw away a couple of t-bones! Solution? Make stock! So I filled the stock pot with […]

The simple joys of working from home

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After spending the morning at the computer today, we headed out into the sun for a walk with the dog. Upon returning home, I pulled out a head of lettuce, gave it a quick chop and then julienned some veggies. I tossed it all in some store bought sun dried tomato dressing and we had […]