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The Cure To Your Problems

The Cure To Your Problems

Preservation of food dates back to the beginning of man. It was a necessity for survival.  Now-a-days our curing process is used for flavor first and preservation last.  Most staples in our daily diet are preserved like cheese, bacon, pickles, and alcohol.  Fish takes well to a good cure especially salmon. My favorite ancient way
The Growing Bitterness in America

The Growing Bitterness in America

There are 5 basic tastes when you eat or drink: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.  In my travels I have seen different cultures gravitate towards certain flavors, the tartness of kimchi or sauerkraut lets you know that Germans and Koreans like their sour flavors. In China or Japan umami tastes reign with the use
Hidden Secrets on Cooking White Fish

Hidden Secrets on Cooking White Fish

One of the most consistent praises we get at Salty’s is how well we cook fish. We have mad fish cooking skills because we cook a lot of it. This year Salty’s restaurants will cook over 7,000 pounds of Halibut.  This month I am giving you my hidden secrets on how to cook this amazing
I am not a shrimp! I am a Prawn!!!

I am not a shrimp! I am a Prawn!!!

From a Chef, the MMMM…. of culinary sayings is the difference between prawn and shrimp. Yes, they are all classified as shrimp but prawn was brought to you as a marketing tool. I love the naming difference because it truly gives me an idea of how to buy the right stuff. The word shrimp conjures
Johnny Apple Seeds Nightmare

Johnny Apple Seeds Nightmare

Being from the great state of Washington we have our share of apples. We have figured many different ways to prepare this amazing fruit. My favorite is is all natural vinegar. I feel that the average cook does not use vinegar enough in their cooking. I use it to balance almost all my dishes. I
Your Pom-4-Granate Salad Fix

Your Pom-4-Granate Salad Fix

Pomegranates are little seeds of absolute deliciousness. The acidity in these little jewels makes your palate sing for more.. Pomegranate has gained loads of popularity over the years in POM juice. The health benefits of pomegranates are astounding and you can read more about them from my gal pal Kathy (kathy’s blog). Pomegranate mollasses is
Preserving Salmon

Preserving Salmon

What do you do with all your salmon you have caught or bought? I have been cooking salmon for the better part of my life and no matter what sauce I pair with it or how I cook it, if it is not handled properly it can be trouble.
My SLOW JAM

My SLOW JAM

I have been known to be a little fruity sometimes! I love a great snarky joke or the fashionably sensed individual wearing really fantastic shoes. This month I want to talk about the sweetest things in the world, ripe fruit.
MORE Wine, NOW

MORE Wine, NOW

I consider myself one of the finest winos in all the land. During the summer months, I like to sit in my back yard while enjoying a nice refreshing glass of Marlborough Sauvignon blanc. Sometimes I scream the title of this blog when my lovely wife or house-guests decide to drink all my juice. SAVAGES!
EGGSACLTY What You Need

EGGSACLTY What You Need

The best thing in the world is the egg. They are cheap, nutritious and you can cook them many different ways. Kathy has the nutrition in her blog The Unscrambling Of Eggs and I get to tell you all the ways to cook an egg. The original chef hat has 100 pleats in the top