Osso Buco

osso buco

When I was a young girl living in Greenfield, Wisconsin, my mother used to make a beef dish that had a particular cut of meat with a bone.  The meat, when slowly roasted in the oven, would create a rich, savory and delicious bone marrow.  The only problem was that the marrow was very small – only a bite; definitely not enough to share amongst a family of six.

As a result, my mother would keep track of whose turn it was to have the marrow next time she made the dish, between me and my three older sisters. We were always elated when it was our turn, and admittedly, just a tad envious of the other sister, when it wasn’t.

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Sting of the Scorpion Tail Chili and Salsa

Sting of the Scorpion Tail Chili

Have you ever been given or purchased a unique food item, where later when you had it at home, staring at you from the kitchen counter, daring you to cook with it, and you had no idea what to do?  I have and I am not ashamed to admit it.  Hence the story of my adventures in cooking with scorpion peppers.

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