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Musubi turns Spam into a fine delicacy

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Spam™ is the great, disrespected wunderkind of the potted meat world, and I stand by that. I can only say that if you think this delicacy is disgusting, you have never had it done right, and today? Well, you are about to see it done right. Spam tends to… Read more »

Stone crab claws give taste of the south

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 (June 8, 2023) The other day I was sitting on my couch wondering what the plan of action was. The sun was rising, summer aromas of cut grass and blooming flowers wafted through the air and then I put the brakes on for a moment. Perhaps I’m aging more… Read more »

Beurre blanc, sauce to happily perish for

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 (June 1, 2023) The banana palms are taller than I am, and as I write this, we are one day shy of June. This is unheard of, but we had an incredibly mild winter, so my little babies sprouted early and will be furnishing me with plenty of leaves… Read more »

Local catch rolled up in banana leaves

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Spring is sprung, the grass is rizz (‘ris’?. I’ve never attempted to spell that one out), I wonder where the banana palms is. So maybe my little ditty is not true to form, but you get the idea. Spring has definitely sprung and the flora abounds, mesmerizing me at… Read more »

Soft pretzel bites perfect post-trip snack

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 After a long day on the road, I say out loud that I would love to stop at a local brewery and have a beer and maybe a soft pretzel. Both of these things are taboo on my latest diet, but after a nine-hour drive, is there anything better… Read more »

Poached eggs served atop forbidden rice

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What is it about eggs, lately? I guess like anything else in my life, once I get my talons in something, I like to explore it to a modicum. The same holds true for guitar, piano, photography, writing et al. I certainly am no master of any of this gobbledygook, but I do consider myself… Read more »

Stone crabs with Paul-style mustard sauce

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Reprint from May, 21, 2020 Once again, Capt. Sonny comes through for the win! I know I write about the champions of the sea perhaps too much, but one of my favorite parts of living down here is driving to the commercial docks for dinner. Whether it is day-boat scallops, rockfish, sea bass, lobster or… Read more »

Seared pork over greens with fried egg

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 What can’t you top with a good, fresh, local fried egg? There is egg custard ice cream, so I sit here with my A.D.D.-addled brain wondering how well a fried egg, sans salt and pepper, would fare on such a sweet offering. Perhaps I won’t try that one for… Read more »

Begin day eating ‘Breakfast Like a King’

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 In a panic, I realize that I have slept through my alarm. I’m getting way too old to do this, a standard practice of many teenagers. Yet, here I am, trying to brush my teeth, get dressed and write another installment in my little saga on earth. I consider… Read more »

Fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I have not been doing my part in terms of keeping the algae out of the pool this spring. My pool maintenance guru will be here in four weeks, but until then, I need to remember to dump some chlorine crystals in the swamp to get it to transform… Read more »