Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad

We’re all pretty familiar with your standard Eggs Benedict:  two poached eggs over a slice of Canadian Bacon or ham, on a toasted English muffin, luxuriously topped with Hollandaise sauce.  Well here is a fresh take that makes use of leftovers from Saturday evening’s pork loin roast.  Combine them with with farm fresh organic eggsContinue reading “Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad”

How to Make Hollandaise Sauce

Classic Hollandaise sauce contains three key components:  egg yolks, clarified butter, and lemon juice.  It’s made by whisking egg yolks together with a little water in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water until they are thick and frothy.  Then the bowl is removed from the heat, and warm clarified butter is slowlyContinue reading “How to Make Hollandaise Sauce”

The Difference is in the Brine

Why bother to brine a pork roast, a turkey, or a chicken?  Well, there are two reasons.  The first is that all three of these meats generally don’t contain a lot of intramuscular fat and therefore tend to dry out when you roast or grill them.  Brining helps the meat to retain its juices, evenContinue reading “The Difference is in the Brine”

Easy Pickled Jalapenos

Forgive me father for I have sinned (I imagine the late James Beard to be looking down at me with disdain from his kitchen in the sky).  It has been two weeks since my last post, and in that time I have twice eaten takeout pizza, and once I even had Taco Bell.  But itContinue reading “Easy Pickled Jalapenos”

BBQ Wings with Braised Greens and Cole Slaw

Collard Greens, Lacinato Kale, Savoy Cabbage, Leeks… These are just some of the things I had lingering in my fridge from my last delivery from Basis “Good Food to You”.  Since you can click the link and check them out, I won’t say too much on the subject except that it’s kind of a crossContinue reading “BBQ Wings with Braised Greens and Cole Slaw”