Honeycomb in Hamilton

By , July 11, 2017 07:18

My friend Lauren opened an amazing bakery & pastry shop, Honeycomb, in Hamilton, MA.  Check out the post in the Boston Globe.

Yankees suck.

The Perfect Avocado Salad

By , July 4, 2017 20:00

I don’t like guacamole, but I love fresh avocados.  Weird, I know.  It’s just the beginning of my hypocrisy.

As with any recipe, the ingredients should be adjusted according to your tastes.  I like this to be very acidic and tend to use a lot more vinegar than most people.

  • 4 ripe medium Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced thin
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup good Spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar (sometimes I use rice vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Toss everything in a serving bowl and go at it.

It’s great to be alive.  Yankees suck.

I’m Back …

By , June 5, 2017 17:06

Things change.  The world changes.  I have changed. I started posting online under my pleasurecooker.com banner in 2006.  The site was fueled by my love of people, food, drink, travel and humor.  Over the past few years I left it dormant.  Posting every now and then.  Life caught up with me and blogs got boring.

I love great food, but I have learned a very hard lesson, that most of the food I loved did not love me back.  So, I’m throwing it all out and starting over.  I’m going to start writing again and focusing on eating and living healthier.    No longer will I be sharing recipes like, the Greatest Whipped Cream EVER, Scalloped Scallops, Chicken Fried Ribeye with Pan Gravy or Double Layer Pumpkin Pie.  No longer will I post drink recipes like the French Vanilla Swirl, Amaretto Sourtini or the legendary Dragonslayer.

I have removed over 200 recipes on this site in order to focus on the future.  I have left a few things behind, like posts by my friends, restaurant reviews and a couple I think were funny for their time.

The tagline at pleasurecooker.com is: the most abundant and versatile ingredient in my kitchen is passion.  Well, I still have that passion.  Passion for love, for people, for food, for life, staying healthy and staying on this earth with all of you.

Yankees suck.

J.Ho

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

By , May 9, 2017 13:15

Yes, that happened to me.  Heart attack and all.  Luckily I had one of the best cardiothoracic surgeons in the country, Dr. Rick Martin.  He and his surgical team pulled off a miracle.  Even though it’s something they do all the time, it was a miracle to me and my family.  My days of cooking up all the rich foods I’ve spent the last 25 years concocting are over.  Simple whole foods from here on out.  I’m not sure if my new dishes will be exciting enough to post online.

I’ll be back soon to share my progress.

It’s great day to be alive.

Yankees suck!