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Foodsite Magazine Picksday Friday Week of May 29

LYONS MAGNUS Distinctive recipes for salsas, chutneys, shakes, glazes, appetizers and sides.



  • Freshly Caught Caribbean Grilled Lobster
  • Mahi Mahi with Local Herbs
  • Local Snapper with Thyme
  • Grilled Chicken Breast Marinated in Ginger
  • Melted Lava Jerk Chicken
  • Kittitian Style Rice and Vegetables
  • Bastard Fish Burger
  • Shiggidy Diggidy Dog
  • Chicken Roti
  • Brinley Gold Coladas

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Shallots, We’re Grateful for Them

Could the world get along very well without onions or garlic? Probably not very well, as shallots we include them in most everything we cook. Could the world get along without shallots? Probably! However, it would be a world without a very interesting, distinctive, mellow, sophisticated, hard-to-place, musky-flavored members of the onion family. 

Shallots are heralded highly in the fancy kitchens of France and are an integral part of their classical sauces, compounded butters and dressings. Continue reading

Japanese Eggplants, We Love You!

Large, dark-purple, round eggplants have been with us for years, really our only eggplant. EGGPLANT

And, a good one was tricky to buy and cook well. It could have too many seeds. It could be very bitter. Its skin was tough, and it was generally a chore to work with. Part of this was slicing it, salting it heavily, letting it stand a good period of time before rinsing to salt away and preparing to fry it and keeping it from blotting in too much oil for taste sake as well as health sake. Continue reading

Foodsite Magazine Picksday Friday Week of May 15

EPICURIOUS Interesting 5-ingredient, grilled Japanese Eggplant recipe.



  • Asparagus, Truffle, Pomegranate & Apple Salad
  • Plank Arctic Char with Thai Basil Pesto
  • Scallops with Maple-Soy Glaze
  • Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops
  • Duck Bacon with Orange Segment
  • Ale-Braised Bison Short Rib
  • Boar Loin with Curried Potato Cake
  • Rabbit Saltimbocca and Gnocchi

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Cherries, Healthful in Lots of Ways

Cherries kinda go with U.S. history. There was the little to-do about George KirschenWashington and his dad’s cherry tree.

Probably the largest and most meaningful cherry gift, ever, was in the year 1912, when the country of Japan generously gave the young U.S. its special, gorgeous, every-springtime-giving-and-giving-again blooming wonders, their mighty symbol of human life itself, sacred cherry trees, to beautify our nation’s capitol each spring.

Then, of course, Henry Jaglom’s winsome, classic cinema item, “Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?” comes to mind along with not forgetting coffee “berries” are called “coffee cherries.” Continue reading

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