Pork Schnitzel with Feta Mashed Potatoes

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Christey's birthday was last Monday, and one of her favorite meals is my Dad's pork schnitzel, with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. Dad was born and lived his pre-teen years in Germany, and I don't know where he picked up his schnitzel recipe, but I think you almost have to be German to fully pull this recipe off. I've asked him several times about the mushroom gravy, and he's always been … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Market

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Sriracha Glazed Scallops with Bacon Mango Risotto

Grouper is not the only ingredient that's seasonal in Florida right now. You can't walk the neighborhood without a mango hitting you on the head. When I lived on the beach in the Tampa Bay area, my neighbor had a mango tree over the fence that divided our property. In June, I'd find dozens of mangoes (I don't personally believe that mangoes ends in 'es' -- where did that 'e' come from? Does … [Read more...]

Duck breast crepes, with apples and feta

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This is probably more of a fall or winter recipe, rather than a sunny spring one. But, I was in the mood for duck breast, and duck goes well with fruit. A lot of fruits like orange and cherry are a bit overdone, so I went with apples instead, but cooked them in butter and orange juice for a least a nod to à l'orange. I wanted a rich, rich sauce to be able to hold up to the duck, so I used beef … [Read more...]