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All That Lemony Goodness #7 – Chicken with Radicchio, Lemons and Olives

I’m always on the hunt for a good stew. And these past two weeks, with mom in the hospital with a heart attack – family pouring in to lend their aid and support – and a whole lotta mouths to feed, a good savory, chicken-y stew seemed just the ticket. And, if I can throw in a little lemon to brighten the day….even better. I was rummaging through one of Dahlonega’s many ahem “antique” stores recently and picked up a copy of  Braises and Stews – Everyday Slow-Cooked Recipes, by Tori Ritchie. Chronicle Books, LLC (2006) at a damaged book sale recently on a whim. Show me braise or stew – and you’ve got my attention anyway…. regardless what the actual book brings to the table. But Tori’s cookbook is just a wealth of slow cooking heaven. When I decided to make her Chicken with Escarole, Lemons and Olives – I knew I would make a few changes. I actually had a head of radicchio in the fridge going limp-ish… so it really needed to …

Week at the Beach – Something fishy going on…

You can have your flat flounders, your haddock, your  fancy smancy sea bass… it’s just fish to me. Nothing.. and I mean nothing beats Red Snapper. The texture of the skin… the near-steak quality of the flesh… the way that slightly fatty skin crisps up like char-broiled fishy chips when its grilled… The perfectly pristine bits of  white nirvana when you flake the the meat with your fork… that salty virgin sea aroma of the snapper itself…  flounder can’t do that…. When we were kids, my dad used to occasionally go on deep sea fishing trips in Florida. When he’d come home, there would be a cooler Filled with those beautiful, bright clear-eyed, crimson kissed fish. I used to wonder why he never took us fishing with him… until I was much older and priced my own fishing trip…. Sheesh! I would  have to hock my car… and my TV…. and all my pots and pans… and the neighbor’s dog… I’m happy to pay the $9.00 a pound at the Asian Market. Red Snapper is …