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Fails

Flavor Fail: Beef Stroga-not

By on September 2, 2011

It’s not all roses and daisies here at GHT.  We have high expectations and need to bring it.  And once in a while, it happens.  The plan executed, the food lookin’ nice, the family hungry.   But then – the big fizzle.  It’s just not that good.
FreshDirect “President’s Picks”…


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Side dish

Street Corn. With Ska.

By on August 28, 2011

Fresh summer corn, grilled.  Cilantro, salty cheese crumbles, red onion, hot chili powder.  Juicy lime slice.  Get it?   A fun funky dish, tastes like a Sublime or Mighty Mighty Bosstones song.  So pop in some Ska and let’s get it on.
The Prep:

Blanch (boil very briefly) fresh shucked summer corn….


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Cocktails Cravings Family Meal

Greek-Style Lamb Sliders. Opa! (can i say that?)

By on August 19, 2011

There’s not much wrong with these sliders.  I mean really.   Toasted brioche roll, oregano-seasoned lamb, black olive tapenade, feta cheese, tzatziki, tomato slice, pickled red onions and mint leaves.  All in a 4-bite package.  We did these on a Saturday night up on the roof deck with some…


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Appies Cravings

Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Medjool Dates. With song pairing.

By on August 13, 2011

Good reaction to last week’s post, bacon fat moves the collective soul.  So let’s reprise.  How about an appie this time …   But something on the DL, a little odd, a tad askew.  Is it an appie?  Or a dessert?  Sweet?  Savory?  Let’s mix it up.   Let’s…


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Cravings

Whiskey Caramel Bacon Candy. Yes, that’s right.

By on August 7, 2011

Seriously??  Whiskey Caramel Bacon Candy.  I mean really, come on now. Let’s say it again all together: Whiskey Caramel Bacon Candy.  Yes.  Can a Jarhead get an Ooh-Rah please.

The ladies are down in Myrtle beach this week.  So we are trotting out some Man Food to accompany the bad…


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Family Meal

Spicy Sword with Garlic Lime Butter

By on July 31, 2011

When I was little, once in a while dad would splurge on the swordfish.  Out on the back patio.  Grilled up over charcoal with a slice of lemon.   Whenever I get sword now, it still feels like a special occasion.   One of my favorites is Cajun style…


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Family Meal

Sizzlin’ Summer Steak Salad

By on July 24, 2011

Sizzlin’ Summer Steak Salad!  Hmm.  Too much with the alliteration?  In any event, off we go.
The Prep:
The salad:

Wash/dry arugula.
Whack up all sorts of veg.  

The dressing:

Most to least:  Olive oil, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, dijon, honey, pepper, salt.  Emulsify.  Taste.  Adjust.

The steak:

Thick prime strips.  Or maybe…


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Family Meal

Workin’ the Weeknight Dinner – Broiled Old Bay Salmon

By on July 15, 2011

No post last week, people.  I was with my best man (btw- another jarhead) at Cathedral Ledge dealing with unfinished business – a climb called “Recompense” that we backed off of some 8 years ago.  Notwithstanding the disturbing belay stance atop the 3rd pitch – blood-soaked from a climber…


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Cocktails

Arrrg. The Salty Dog.

By on July 1, 2011

Summertime cocktails.  Something light, a little sharp.  Cut right through that NYC humidity.   Maybe a Greyhound.  Hmm. Maybe some citrus salt on the rim.  Now that’s a Salty Dog.  Arrrg.
The Prep:
Do-aheads

Simple syrup.  Equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves.  Cool and funnel into a squeeze…


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Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger: Chef Pauley Boy’s Meatloaf Muffins

By on June 24, 2011

GHT: Every so often here at GHT we are going to hand over the spatula to like-minded friends.  I’m pleased to introduce Chef Pauley Boy (of Chow Haul fame).  CPB is a dad who cooks, and like GHT was one of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children in a past life….

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