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Meal of the Week – Silver Hand Pies

In the past year, I’ve come a long way. I’ve gone from being a homeless nobody to basically running a tavern. I’ve become a Knight Adept with the Argent Crusade. I haven’t had to steal for food, and in fact, I’ve found myself in the situation more than once with too much food and no way to store it.

That’s why I love this week’s recipe. It combines two of my favorite things – not letting food go to waste, and feeding my fellow Knights. …And the secret third thing being that it’s also a play on words that I’m very proud of. The Silver Hand being an order of paladins that has overlap with the Argents, and of course…

…We’re making hand pies.

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Meal of the Week: Razor Hill Pulled Pork

One of my favorite things to do here in Stormwind is to bring tastes of home to people who have never experienced it. Most of you know I’m originally from Silvermoon, but I spent a lot of time in both Brill and outside of Orgrimmar. And sometimes, man do orcs know how to eat.

On Durotar, one thing that there are plenty of is boar. So pork is a huge stable in Durotar orcish cuisine. When you head a bit south though, you come to Razor Hill, a perfect melting pot of Darkspear Trolls and Orcs. With it, comes a delicious mix of trollish spices and orcish meats that everyone needs to experience at least once.

Mmmm pig…
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GUEST! Meal of the Week: Lemon-Lime Stormwind Shrimp

(This recipe is courtesy of my dear friend and brother Seratoph. Thank you for always being there for me)

Hey guys! Seratoph here. If you don’t know me, I’m a Kaldorei druid that’s also been doing a bit of bartending at the Golden Keg for a little while now. My life’s been pretty crazy but it just might be stabilizing soon. Not sure. But for now, I’m living in the woods and letting everything play out. And so far, so mixed. Mostly good though!

I’m filling in for Jax today because he’s been really busy and he is finally getting the rest he deserves. I thought during that time, why not make a little something to add to the menu?

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Meal of the Week – Gorgrond Clam Chowder

So I dunno if you guys have noticed, but it’s getting cold. Winterveil was pretty cold. Like, bundle up and stay in side watching the snow with someone you love cold. Like snuggle up in a blanket with hot cocoa cold. But First-Month?

First month is ‘it’s too cold to get out of bed to pee’ cold. Like, seriously considering the repercussions of not getting out from under the warm blankets ever. How long can you live without eating?

A while, but it’ll be worth getting up when there’s a hot bowl of Gorgrond Clam Chowder waiting for you.

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Meal of the Day – Mushroom and Spinach Risotto (Winterveil/NYE special!)

So back on the topic of New Year’s traditions. We have poultry so that luck will fly to you. We have something green or orange for money (bank notes and gold respectively). Last but not least, we have something that takes a little bit of time and a whole lot of patience. Colin says that of course, is to always remember that good things take time. The Tauren have their cake ritual, but in Dalaran, Colin says, it was risotto.

What are the traditions of your family? What do you like to do during the New Year?

I have to say that risotto was a bit daunting to  me. It’s always been the fanciest of the fancy, no one asks for risotto outside of ya know… High ranking people. But just  like doing a deglaze and a flambe, it turns out this really wasn’t that hard. Vynluthein helped out, but… well we’ll get to that.

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Meal of the Week: Roast Elwynn Duck (Winterveil/New Year Special!)

This has been a week of new traditions, and some I’m going to share with you. Every race has different traditions on how to ring in the New Year. When I stayed with Mahina, she showed me the Tauren tradition of drinking copious amounts of mulled wine, sitting around with loved ones grinding grain together by hand and telling stories of our shared past. Once there was enough grain, they would bake it into a cake with a copper piece hidden somewhere inside and share it together. The person who found the copper would be in for an extra-blessed year ahead.

Colin told me that this year, we’re going to make roast duck. He says that when the world is cold, the ducks get fat, and they come bringing luck on their wings. So that our future can really soar, we take their essence on the first day of the New Year.

This is how we do it.

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Meal of the Week: Happy Troll

Winterveil is really ramping up, and I gotta say, I am enjoying it immensely. I’m going to be honest, this is my very first Winterveil and I was really nervous about it. I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know what was coming. Big dude in a red suit knows if you’ve been bad or good? He knows everything about you? He can see into your soul and judge your sins?!

Yeah. Kinda terrifying.

But I spent some time in Silvermoon this week with my brother Vyn and his fiance. I asked him if he wanted me to make a traditional Winterveil dinner for them but he said no.

He wanted Happy Troll.

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