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  • Green beans COOKING WITH SIMON: A green thumb for green vegetables

    It might be cold outside, but there’s still a lot of work to be done – outside. I’ve been clearing a lot of dead brush and trees and finally – after years of talking about it – also got the land cleared for a proper vegetable garden.

    February 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Valentine's Day food COOKING WITH SIMON: Roses are red and oranges are too…

    As I sit here writing this story, the sun is beating down. It’s warm, just a little too warm for January and as I have been in Texas ten years now, I know it can change just as quickly as turning a light switch.
     

    January 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Valentine's Day food COOKING WITH SIMON: So easy soufflés rise to the occasion

    So many people I talk to are afraid of soufflés and think they are hard to make.

    January 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Souffle COOKING WITH SIMON: So easy soufflés rise to the occasion

    So many people I talk to are afraid of soufflés and think they are hard to make.
    There are actually two types -- the hot ones that rise or cold ones that are more like a mousse.

    January 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • cotton pie COOKING WITH SIMON: Fighting the cold with winter comfort food

    Welcome to a very cold 2014. What a winter we’re having, and doesn’t it make you crave comfort food? You know, the good and hearty kind that reminds us of childhood winters with mum and dad.

    January 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sabor a Pasion patio COOKING WITH SIMON: A new year with a new start

    It comes around so quickly and with it comes new food finds and new creations. 2013 was a year of great events at Sabor a Pasion and with 2014 at my door, there are many great changes coming our way.
    It's been ten years since I came to Texas and a small town called Palestine, and in that time I’ve seen many restaurants come and go. I have also talked at many schools and local community events to help promote food, travel, healthy eating, and what it's like to be an international chef. Of course, the most popular question everyone wants to know, “Why are you in Palestine?”

    January 4, 2014 3 Photos

  • Panettone Cake COOKING WITH SIMON: Feed a cold with comfort food

    Lately when I’ve been out grocery shopping several people have been stopping me to ask questions about food and the recipes in the newspaper. It’s great talking to everyone and makes shopping fun.

    December 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • potatoes COOKING WITH SIMON: Don’t forget about the Christmas potato

    Yes, that’s right if we can have a Christmas pickle, why not a Christmas potato? Potatoes are probably the most versatile ingredient in the kitchen, but we always cook them the same way.
    Whole baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad, roasted red potatoes – yeah, yeah, yeah – show me something else in the potato department.
    Lately, I have been making a lot of Dauphinoise potatoes. This potato dish is sliced very thin and layered with plenty of cheese, onions, cream and milk. It is one of my favorites.

    December 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • Turkey Pot Pie COOKING WITH SIMON: Feed a cold with comfort food

    Lately when I’ve been out grocery shopping several people have been stopping me to ask questions about food and the recipes in the newspaper. It’s great talking to everyone and makes shopping fun.

    December 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • English mince pies COOKING WITH SIMON: Delicious memories of Christmas past

    It's only three weeks away but my taste buds are flowing.
    Yes we've all had Thanksgiving with the turkey, trimmings and all those great pies, but Christmas has so much other great food to offer.

    December 7, 2013 1 Photo