Kalamata Olive Brined Pork Chops

20190818_192643xdfEasy recipe?  Check!  Using flavorful ingredients that you thought you were going to throw out but have found another use for?  Check, check, check!!!

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Traditional Romanian Cabbage Rolls (Sarmale)

20190327_171506erdfgI recently carried out my first experiment fermenting whole cabbage heads.  I did it solely to be able to make these cabbage rolls.  I waited six weeks.  Six whole weeks.  That’s how good these are.  (Psssstt… I have a shortcut if you’re in a hurry.)

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Greek Souvlaki (Not Shish Kebob!)

20180127_23130The best souvlaki I ever had was from a street vendor in my mom’s village in Greece.  I lost track of how many I ate that summer, but I’m sure the guy was amused by this little American girl’s appetite.  The meat was served right off a small wood-fired grill with a chunk of bread stuck on the end of the stick.  I couldn’t get enough of it then, and I still can’t now.

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