So I dropped by the local convenience store yesterday to pick up a few things and as I walked by this display of Valentine’s Day and Easter candy I stopped dead in my tracks. The Christmas goose hasn’t even been cooked yet and they’ve moved on to the next two holidays. Perhaps this is the… Read More
Archives for December 2010
This colorful fruit salad was made extra festive with a dressing that combined honey, lemon and a touch of white wine.
“Life’s too short to acquire a taste.” – Overheard at a holiday party.
This is an Israeli salad. An Israeli salad is composed mainly of tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and a lemon vinaigrette. We ate dinner on Saturday night at a Mediterranean restaurant that makes a very good Israeli salad. Oh, and remember my daughter Annie? You know, the one that gags on tomatoes? She ordered this salad. She… Read More
I’ve been called many things in my day, but I’ve never been accused of being a teetotaler. Therefore, since I’ve rarely met a drink I couldn’t learn to love, I decided to give the Sake Bomb a try over the weekend. Friends who are readers of this blog brought over the Sake for me to… Read More
I’ve never really gotten the whole sushi thing. This photo was shared by a reader who really enjoys sushi, and I can certainly appreciate the visual appeal of this platter. But when I think about eating it, it leaves me rather cold, literally. There’s just nothing about the thought of cold, raw fish that sounds… Read More
“My plate looks best, take mine,” declares Joe. “No, my plate is the best,” screams Louisa, “take mine.” “My plate looks best – look at all of the herbs on my chicken.” “Daddy’s plate looks the nicest,” I say in my most official voice. “No, take mine,” shrieks Louisa as she lunges for Joe’s plate… Read More
There’s currently an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art called “Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen.” We saw it last weekend and this quote on the wall gives us a lot to ponder. Such as the thought in the first paragraph about the irony of creating an artistic design in a place that’s… Read More
A person needs to draw the line somewhere, don’t you think? And the busier life becomes, the less time I have for making fussy recipes, no matter how delicious they are. We spent yesterday in Manhattan enjoying a holiday outing with Joe’s family. The first thing we did was eat lunch – what else? We… Read More
The hip, little sister of Food Network, Food2, just published a poll asking readers which 2010 food trends they would like to see disappear. Those fresh little foodies have had enough of cupcakes, gourmet burgers, bacon, overdone fast food, and alcoholic energy drinks. I sit here rolling my eyes at this foolishness and realize their… Read More