Stick Blenders

I know.  You probably have a Cuisinart, a hand mixer, a whisk and maybe even a blender, ricer or food mill.  Why then another gadget to puree product?   Well, stick blenders (also known as hand or immersion blenders) are compact, portable,  quick to use and clean.  They work inside a small container to make an …

Starting a Pan Sauce

Here’s a seasoned 7 pound, seven bone veal hotel rack (I completely forgot to french the bones—dah), about to be placed in a 375F oven. Roasting time for veal is about 12 minutes a pound.  If you wish to make a pan sauce when roasting something lean like veal, start by oiling the roasting pan …

Pesto

Pesto, Pesto!! Our parsley and basil pot was county class this  summer.  By mid-September, however, the basil began to look sun-bleached and a little tired: a reminder for The Little Woman to harvest it all, before the first hard freeze, and have me make a batch of pesto. Pesto is an uncooked sauce that goes …

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

It is rather unusual at home to have a sauce with grilled fish.  However, a couple of ounces of a nicely seasoned sauce will compliment your fish in both taste and appearance.  Try it, you’ll like it.  It is worth the effort.  ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE Yield:  about 1 cup or 4 servings See Abbreviations, …