Posts Tagged ‘spicy’

Summer Garden Update #1


Okay, okay. Technically, it’s not summer yet. But the roof deck is starting to shape up nicely. The first big surprise was one of our rose bushes, which is becoming more like a rose tree this year. This is pretty cool too– it looks like there is going to be 20 or 30 flowers from the wildflower growing in our  cinder blocks. (I forget exactly what I planted.) It blows my mind that this is growing from probably only 2 or 3 cups of soil! We have thyme growing everywhere, […]

Chicken Paprikash

chicken paprikash

Here’s another great recipe using bacon fat!  Here we go! Ingredients: 5-6 chicken thighs with skin kosher salt paprika bacon fat (you can use olive oil but I recommend the bacon fat) 2 large onions carrots (optional) Chop up the onions and toss into the pan mixing with the fat until they’re  limp and translucent.  Sprinkle with at least (if not more) two tablespoons of paprika. In other words, a lot of paprika. The onions should be well coated and look orange.  Keeping mixing until the color is burnt orange. […]

Jambalaya for Rockaway St. Paddy’s Day

Rockaway St Patricks Day 2012

Jambalaya it is for Rockaway St. Paddy’s Day!  It’s a great dish to make if you’re having a lot of big eaters over or if you want to set something up the day before and finish it off the day of.  Add some hearty bread and it’s a meal!  This is also good around the Super Bowl or the weekend before Lent starts since it’s very New Orleans/Mardi-gras-esque. This recipe is based on a recipe I tried a while ago. They plug their own Capn Butt Kickin Blacken spice but you can use the store brand of cajun […]

Are You Spicy n’ Hot like Spicey Mike’s Gourmet Ketchup?

Spicy Mike Logo

[rating: 5] We met Spicy Mike (Mike Johnson), the charismatic creator of Spicey Mike’s Gourmet Ketchup at a harvest festival held at the Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca, NY. We sampled while Spicey Mike told us his entrepreneurial story… And the health benefits of his zesty creation. He started without intention, making his ketchup at home on the stove top. He wanted to create a “sauce” that was healthy for his family and had a robust, zinglicious flavor. Mike would occasionally bring his homemade ketchup recipe to work. His […]

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