Archive for the ‘chicken’ Category


Thursday Gourmet

17 June, 2010

I like spicy foods.   Especially chili pepper-based spicy food.  I’m not all that fond of horseradish or mustard heat, just the chili peppers.  My family (and (((Wife)))’s family) know that I like spicy food.  Which can create a minor problem. Sometimes I receive a gift consisting of a jar of dried chilis.  Some of these I love — crumbled cascabel, mulatto, or jalapeno I can and do use.  Chipotle peppers, dried and smoked jalapeno, are pretty good, but their flavour is so strong, so overpowering, that I find them hard to use.  Which means that I have a couple of jars of minced chipotle sitting in my cupboards. 

What to do, what to do.

Wait, I’ll make a chipotle sauce.  And here it is: Read the rest of this entry ?


The Thursday Gourmet: Uncle Bill’s Chicken

6 August, 2009

I like garlic.  Hell, in our house, garlic is considered a vegetable.  I’ve been known to go through as many as 10 bulbs of garlic in a month.  Not cloves of garlic.  Bulbs. 

This recipe comes (in a roundabout way) from a garlic cookbook (a collection of recipes from the  Gilroy Garlic Festival) in which it is listed as ‘Uncle Hugo’s Chicken.’  My name is not Hugo.  I have no uncle, much less an uncle by the name of Hugo.  I am an uncle, though, so to her I am Uncle Bill.  Thus, my altered version of the recipe is called:

Uncle Bill’s Chicken

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Thursday Gourmet: Chicken With Wine, Onions and Grapes

16 July, 2009

My freezer is chock full of chicken.  Well, not chock full, but there are at least five packages of chicken breast fillets in there.  What to do, what to do, what to do? Read the rest of this entry ?


The Thursday Gourmet

19 March, 2009

Last week, I offered up a fairly conventional cornbread recipe.  To go with cornbread, of course, one needs chili.  So, without further ado, here is

Chile con el Pollo y las Alcachofas
(Chili with Chicken and Artichokes)  Read the rest of this entry ?