All posts filed under: Fennel

Warning, Turkey-Free Zone

I’m not what you call a turkey fan. I mean, I’ve cooked ’em… and, I eat ’em… But I really don’t want that half butchered carcass hanging around in the fridge for a week while I work up the nerve to re-purpose it into something less recognizable as turkey. It has just never made sense to me. I’ve always made sure to gauge the # of people attending against the number of servings per pound so that whatever bird I bought would be gone… history.. vamoose!… at the end of the dinner. Cleaned platters and bowls… I’m a happy guy. So… no Turkey (insert appropriate quasi-ethnic dish here). We’ll do something else instead. Now… Breakfast-4-Dinner is something I can always get behind. Most nights, a waffle or fried eggs and toast will do the trick. Or, if I’m feeling super gluttonous – then it’s scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, hash browns and pepper gravy. And then there’s those times when I don’t want anything sweet or super heavy. Those nights it’s Savory French Toast. Savory French Toast with Fennel and Mushrooms …

Tales Of Woe – “The one with the Cauliflower…”

The other week I picked up several (read that as five) heads of cauliflower. Do I love cauliflower? … yes, yes I do. But that isn’t the point of this tale. No, the poking and prodding to  stock up, as it were, was my nagging little inner voice concerning that absurd thing called  The Cauliflower Pizza Crust. If I were to believe the reams of articles and post comments on this anomaly… If I were to believe everything they tell me on the internettyweb-o-matic (because they can’t put anything there that isn’t true)… If I had absolutely zero taste buds… – then this would be the be-all-to-end-all in non gluten pizza crusts. It isn’t. And “it isn’t” a lot of things…. good – being first and foremost. It isn’t crisp like 50 of the recipes would have you to believe. I couldn’t cook it long enough or hot enough to make it crisp. No, it isn’t just like pizza crust. It’s like dried out, over-cooked cauliflower. And there’s not enough sauce, toppings, cheese-like substance to make you think it …

Curb Market Crawl – Meatier, Meat Sauce

Fennel Dee, Dee… ” I adore thinly shaved fennel tossed with a light olive oil vinaigrette, scattered on a fresh  roasted garlic and white truffle pizza.” … said by – absolutely no one at the Dahlonega Walmart… ever… And I know that because I found  Six – marked down, re-labeled, name changed and marked down again, and a Manager’s Special sticker attached – fennel bulbs at  my local meg-lo-maniacal mart for a whopping 2 bucks… total! Call me crazy – but that’s like finding out your cat makes diamond encrusted, solid gold um.. surprises in the litter box. During my last foray down towards points more cosmopolitan, in places with produce enhancing lighting and pressed green aprons, they were well over $3.00 per bulb! So.. yeah… I was stoked! and I bought 12. Granted – Wally’s isn’t exactly what you’d call a curb market, not by a long shot. But it was just off the main road…. and I did have to drive there…. … and did I mention it was 12? Needless to say – there’s going to be some “fenneling” to …