Last night’s dinner proved the cliche that your dish is only as good as the quality of the ingredients. Which isn’t to say that the ingredients were bad, they just could have been better. I tossed together pasta with a little sauteed red onion, red pepper, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced escarole and chicken sausage. I… Read More
Archives for July 2010
Overheard at the dinner table last night, “Mom, is this recipe going to be a keeper?” “Sure Annie, do you like it?” “Yes, it’s good.” “Fat chance you’ll ever see it again,” said Joe sarcastically.
My brother and his family sent me these customized M&Ms and a gumball machine dispenser for my birthday last week. I’m hoping the need to find a coin to release them from the dispenser will slow down our consumption of this gift. But knowing my family, probably not.
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” -Erma Bombeck
It’s a safe bet that when you’re looking to eat a healthy dinner, the more colorful your food is, the healthier it must be. Some nutritionists will suggest you eat a rainbow of food colors. Let me qualify that by saying it needs to be naturally colorful. No artificial, neon, tie-dye, electric blue colors will… Read More
I don’t know about you, but when I have weekend guests over, I enjoy planning something special for breakfast. Unlike our usual breakfasts that are grab and go items such as cereal and fruit, breakfast becomes a more leisurely meal with food to savor and long conversations. When we visited my sister-in-law a few weeks… Read More
Like most parents I know, when my spouse is away I don’t make very complicated dinners. Some parents will grab something from the drive-through to make life easy. But driving to get takeout is more trouble than it’s worth to me. Since Joe wasn’t going to be home for dinner last night, I made grilled… Read More
It has finally happened. Annie and Louisa worked together to cook a complete dinner for us, 95% on their own. I suppose all it took was the right motivation, and maybe a little experience. You see, as About.com Guide to Entertaining I’m sent a lot of cookbooks to review, enough that you can often hear… Read More
This was the good smelling part of the tour at 3-Corner Field Farm. The smell of aging cheese in this cheese cave sent me searching for wine and crackers.
“I search for food, therefore I am.” By the Cat, through Sian Keogh in “Talking Cats, A Celebration of the Feline Spirit”