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Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille
A Predominately seafood restaurant that has several fish based dishes on the menu. The restaurant has a separate section for children along with a bar menu that offers seasonal cocktails, a wine list and a special Draft list for beer. All of the beverages in the menu go well with the seafood on offer, but each can be ordered by the glass as well. Luke Wholey’s Alaskan Grille also boasts a separate sushi menu which is divided into a full 3 course meal. Traditional favorites include shrimp, eel, salmon, scallops, flying fish roe along with a variety of seafood rolls that range from shrimp and salmon to veggie and crab. The signature rolls on the menu include the Spider Roll which is filled with soft shell crab, fresh vegetables and sauces.
Its a 7 minute scooter or bike ride on the bike lane. Just leave your door at http://www.skyloftpgh.com and bike over to Luke Wholey’s this weekend. Buon appetito, Janet & Charlie
Italian Potato Salad
Make this tasty but simple Italian Potato Salad at your StarLoftsPgh.com home.
9- Potatoes, cooked, peeled, and quartered
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp Kalamata Olives
1 anchovy (optional)
2 fresh tomatoes, cored, cut in eights
1 tsp oregano
sea salt and black pepper to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Berio brand, Red wine vinegar to taste
1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
In a large bowl mix all ingredients above in bowl. Gently stir so potatoes remain intact.
A great simple meal to serve for your guests at your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com
Buon Appetito Janet & Charlie
Linguini Clam Sauce
Linguini with clams is one of the most satisfying Italian dishes to cook and eat. The fresher the clams, the more flavorsome the sauce.
LIST OF INGREDIENTS
- 2 LBS. of clams (Wholeys Fish Market, Strip District Pittsburgh)
- 11 1/2 OZ. of Barilla linguini
- 1 OZ. of parsley
- 1 of garlic clove
- extra-virgin olive oil
In a large bowl or pan, soak the clams in lightly salted water for at least 2 hours; every 30 minutes, use your hands to gently drain them without stirring up any sand that has filtered to the bottom of the pan; transfer them to a plate, change the water, and add a pinch of salt. Be careful not to break the shells during this process.
Trim the parsley, removing the leaves only; wash and dry with a paper towel and finely chop. Crush and mince 1 garlic clove.
Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally. Drain about 2 minutes before al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water.
Meanwhile, in a pan large enough to hold the clams and linguini, sauté the garlic with 4 Tbsp. oil for 30 seconds, then add the parsley.
After a few seconds, add the drained clams: cook for 1-2 minutes until they start to open, then add 3 small ladlefuls of pasta cooking water.
Drain the linguini and transfer directly to the pan with the clams. Cook until the pasta is al dente and a creamy sauce forms due to the starch being released. Add extra water pasta cooking water if needed. Top with chopped parsley to taste and serve.
This is a simple, but excellent dish to make at your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com
Brisk Autumn equals great Apples
When fall arrives, there is nothing better than a 30 minute drive to select your own apples from Browns orchard and cider in Macdonald, Pa. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/709+Penn+Avenue,+Pittsburgh,+PA/Brown’s+Orchard+and+Cider+Company,+267+Southview+Rd,+McDonald,+PAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-80.2083873,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x8834f157ce8c7123:0xca20845f18a5f72f!2m2!1d-79.9999651!2d40.4435055!1m5!1m1!1s0x883451e3385340e5:0xdb08ad000b40ffcc!2m2!1d-80.2722855!2d40.3173974!3e0
Check out their extensive varieties of the apples they grow:
Bring some of these great locally grown apples back to your home at the http://www.starloftspgh.com
Have a fantastic Autumn!
Seafood Pasta & Bean Soup
This is a great recipe to make at your home in the http://www.starloftspgh.com
10 ounces Bartolotti beans, drained and cooked with a pinch of bicarhonate
8 oz. cleaned tiny mollusks; baby Octopus, baby squid, curled octopus, mussels and tartufo (warty venus)
3-1/2-5 oz. lobster bisque
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup olive oil
2 oz. smoked pancetta bacon
Salt and chilli pepper
2 cloves garlic
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
5 0z. tomato pulp
Aromatic herbs: parsley, etc.
7 oz. fettuccine-type pasta cut in small, irregular pieces
Cook the beans. Sauté in oil the cloves or garlic, onion, chilli pepper and smoked bacon. Remove the garlic when brown. Add the tomato pulp and
the mollusks, which have been previously cleaned and prepared. When the cooking is completed, mix beans, mollusks (plus the cooking liquid) and pasta (which may be cooked separately or together with the rest).
Add the lobster bisque, which will provide a good base and mix
all the ingredients together. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Penne with Tuna “Puttanesca” | Share the Pasta
Penne with Tuna “Puttanesca” Penne shares the award for being one of the most popular pasta shapes in the world with spaghetti. In Italian, “penne” is the plural of the word “penna,”which means “quill.” But let’s switch to the deliciously edible variety of penne: Penne pasta! The recipe that Chef Rosario is featuring this […]Penne with Tuna “Puttanesca” | Share the Pasta
Plum and sloe gin unite in frozen yoghurt
Oh poor old Prunella, try as she might she’s currently being battered by the storm du jour. That the wasps that are half cut on the grassy, fermenting plum ‘jus’ surrounding her gnarly old roots adding further insult. She’s a stoic and will rest up through the winter and come […]Plum and sloe gin unite in frozen yoghurt
Keep your coffee pods fresh
How to keep coffee pods fresh
Coffee pods are sealed hermetically to prevent moisture from entering the pod, as mentioned before. This means that as long as the seal is intact and the pod is not broken or slit, the coffee inside is safe for brewing and consumption. Mold and bacteria can grow in coffee grounds exposed to moisture, so it is best to discard any compromised pods.
The pods should also be stored in a cool and dry place away from humidity and direct sunlight. Even though refrigerators have controlled temperatures, storage of coffee in refrigerators is not recommended due to the presence of moisture should there be a seal failure or the pods are punctured.
During storage, it is also important for you to check the pods regularly to ensure the seals are intact and all broken pods should be discarded.
It is recommended to separate the coffee from the packaging when disposing of coffee pods and using the spent grounds in compost piles. Many manufacturers have begun making pods out of recyclable materials because of the added load on landfills and disposal systems. Remember to look for this feature when you buy your coffee pods!
Coffee pods do not go bad even after their sell-by dates. They may lose some of their flavors after the indicated dates but are not unsafe to consume. Remember to note which type of coffee pod your machine uses and to dispose of them responsibly, or use refillable pods for the freshest brews
Stay at your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com, and have a fresh great cup of coffee.
Spaghetti with Clam Sauce
This is a simple, but delicious dish you can make at your home here at the http://www.starloftspgh.com
1 dozen littleneck clams
1 lbs of thin spaghetti
1/2 bunch of parsley
2 of garlic clove
extra-virgin olive oil
salt to taste
In a large bowl or pan, soak the clams in lightly salted water for at least 2 hours; every 30 minutes, use your hands to gently drain them without stirring up any sand that has filtered out; transfer them to a plate, change the water, which will have become cloudy, and add a pinch of salt. Be careful not to break the shells during this process.
Trim the parsley, removing only the leaves; wash and dry with a paper towel and finely chop. Crush and mince 1 garlic clove.
Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Season with salt; add spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes before al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water.
Meanwhile, in a pan large enough to hold the clams and spaghetti, sauté the garlic with 4 Tbsp. oil for 30 seconds, then add the parsley.
After a few seconds, add the drained clams: cook them for 1-2 minutes until they start to open, then add 3 small ladlefuls of pasta cooking water.
Drain the spaghetti and transfer to the pan with the clams. Cook together for 1 minute, adding extra water pasta cooking water if needed. Cook until the pasta is al dente and a dense sauce forms due to the starch being released from the clams. Top with chopped parsley to taste and serve.