Epcot Food and Wine Festival, 2011

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Christey and I live an hour from Walt Disney World in Orlando. When fall hits, one of the biggest draws for locals and tourists alike is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Epcot normally is a destination at any time of year for foodies with the World Showcase international pavilions -- food, beer, and wine from Japan to Norway, Mexico to France. Add in 29 kiosks nestled in between the … [Read more...]

Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki

Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce

Sliders are such a fun meal to cook. They're currently a gourmet food truck catch-all, and for good reason. Modern sliders pack a wide range of flavors and cuisines in a quick, hand-held package. You have protein, carb/starch, and sauce, so the sky is the limit when it comes to combinations. A couple months ago, I picked up some ground lamb at the store. I wanted gyros, but not gyros -- a play … [Read more...]

Saturated-Fat Tuesday

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This is the time of year for Mardi Gras and Carnival. For many sects of Christianity, the day or days before Ash Wednesday are times of fun and celebration before the start of Lent, and the celebrations generate the buzz. However, Lent is the stimulus for the festivities. Lent itself is a time of asceticism and self sacrifice. Forty-six days of self sacrifice this year, if you follow the … [Read more...]

Grilled lamb loin chops, with sweet potato chips and feta

For those who haven't seen the post, Christey sprained her right foot over the weekend.. So, she's not climbing ladders, shooting over my shoulder, or dancing and weaving around getting shots. I think these turned out great, but they're more planned than our usual impromptu cooking candid documentation. Photojournalism will resume in roughly 3-6 weeks. Last Thanksgiving, our family and friends … [Read more...]

Crab Aioli Appetizer, Lamb Loin Chop Entrée

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I wanted to cook some lamb loin chops tonight, and had some crab left over from the other day, so decided to do a crab dip appetizer for the lamb. Oddly, there was no stove used in this meal. The lamb was marinated and done on the grill, and the crab was already cooked. … [Read more...]