Mexican Pickled Onions : Cook Quickie

These simple pickled onions are a perfect complement to carnitas. Mexican Pickled Onions Ingredients 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup apple cider vinegar ¼ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns Procedure Combine ingredients in a glass jar. Make sure vinegar covers the onions. Place lid on jar. Shake well Refrigerate 3… Continue reading Mexican Pickled Onions : Cook Quickie

Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

  I was perusing the “Manager’s Special” section in the meat department of my local mega-mart this past weekend and found some ‘country-style’ boneless ribs. Country-style ribs aren’t ribs at all. They are sliced pork shoulder and need to be cooked long, low and slow. I usually make North Carolina style Pulled Pork from pork shoulder. But I… Continue reading Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

Cook: What’s Happening Hot Stuff? Part 2 of 2

At the urging of the fresh vegetables I scored at the farmer’s market, I made a great-tasting salsa. Next was the meat portion of the program. Skirt steak makes for an excellent fajita. A brief marinade  infuses the meat with flavor. Be sure to cut the skirt steak against the grain – otherwise you will… Continue reading Cook: What’s Happening Hot Stuff? Part 2 of 2

Cook: What’s Happening Hot Stuff? Part 1 of 2

The beautiful tomatoes and cilantro that I bought at the farmer’s market begged to be made into a salsa. The skirt steak at the grocery store chimed in. “Fajitas… Make some fajitas,” they whispered. What – doesn’t everyone listen to their food? Anyhoo – The gold and deep pink cherry tomatoes were sweet and a… Continue reading Cook: What’s Happening Hot Stuff? Part 1 of 2