Archive | April 2016

The Sound of Silence

I have always loved the Sound of Silence from Simon & Garfunkel.
I love the lyrics and the music and for reasons still unclear to me it always evokes a somewhat emotional response.

I hate to say it…..
I really do…..
But there is a way better version of this song

I love the lyrics
I love the music
I LOVE his voice

And now….

The Sound of Silence performed by the heavy metal group….Disturbed!!!
(utterly fantastic!!)


Slow Cooker Korean Beef

I made this yesterday and much to my surprise it was very good!!!
Everyone voted this a keeper.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef


1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
3 pound boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 green onions, thinly sliced


In a large bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, Sriracha, onion powder and white pepper.

Place chuck roast into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in beef broth mixture until well combined.

Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.