Ostrich Steaks with Fiery Bourbon-Teriyaki Marinade

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Ostrich is very lean and requires a minimum of marinating time. Place steaks on top of pasta, garnish and enjoy.


  • Ostrich Steaks

For the Marinade:

  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce

  • ¼ cup bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon habanero hot sauce


Combine the three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool. Cut the ostrich steaks into 1-inch strips and marinate in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1½ hours. (Ostrich is very lean and requires a minimum of marinating time).

Remove the ostrich and place on a hot grill. Cook until medium, basting with marinade. (Ostrich meat is best served medium-rare to medium-well—do not overcook)

Place ostrich steaks on top of pasta, garnish, and enjoy.

Fertilizer for Peppers & Tomatoes

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Q:  Dear Dave:It is one thing to have your soil tested but it is another to find good info on how much N,P,K you need for peppers. Do you have any idea where I may find this information for growing lots of peppers and a few tomatoes. My garlic and onions are still growing but they should be coming out …


A Mosaic of Flavor: Ras el Hanout

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Story and Photos by Paul Ross Rooster Mosaic Recipes: Ras el HanoutTunisian Carrot SaladMechouiaHarissaMerguez (Lamb Sausages)Le Biftek a la Carthage From deep within the souks of North Africa comes ras el hanout, a complex, elusive and thoroughly magical blend of spices that, like the region’s celebrated mosaics, adds up to much more than the mere sum of its parts. It …

White Cheese and Tomato Salad

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Egyptians call any dish of raw vegetables a “salad”even though we would call this a dip or spread.


  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced serrano chile
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 large tomato, finely diced


Mash the cheese, oil, lemon, chile, and parsley together with a fork.  Fold in the tomato.  Spread the mixture out on a serving plate and serve with pita toast points, crackers or other crisp bread.