As I was preparing this pizza for dinner on Friday evening, I could hear strains of Sinatra singing “My Way” in the back of my head. Maybe it was a result of heat stroke from the unseasonal temps this weekend. Most likely it was because of the toppings on the pizza. This week I decided… Read More
Archives for May 2011
Have you ever looked forward to eating something so much that you could almost taste it? You know, the saliva starts to run and your mouth is poised to take a nibble, bite, lick, or whatever the piece of food demanded? Well, that’s how I felt last night as I looked forward to pulling out… Read More
After raising Louisa for over 12 years, I can usually tell when she has an ulterior motive, which is often. The school year is winding down, and her get up and go for homework has gotten up and vanished from what I can tell. It’s not that it doesn’t get done, it’s just that she… Read More
“Though the food tends to take center stage at our cocktail parties, we can’t ignore the real reason for having them. Quarter-lifers tend to want to kick back after a long week of work, loosen their proverbial ties, and drink.” – Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine, “In the Small Kitchen”
Greek flavored kebabs and rice salad was a tasty way to kick off our first dinner party of the season on Monday night.
Joe declared that this pizza I made for Friday’s night dinner, may have been the best yet. The secret is the thin crust. I have to admit that I also love a thin crust pizza, but this one also had a tasty combination of cheeses – parmesan and mozzarella – plus cherry tomatoes that were… Read More
I subscribe to a foodie site called The Nibble, which does a fabulous job of reviewing specialty food products. But you know what happens when you follow something for a while? Eventually it kind of runs together. Oh yeah, this cookie is crispy and crunchy or that cheese is savory and goes well with wine,… Read More
“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” – W.C. Fields
We made our first excursion to our favorite, local homemade ice cream shop on Sunday. This flavor is called Sinatra after what they say was his favorite dessert, apricots dipped in chocolate. I’ll take their word for it. It was worthy of him.
Growing up mom gave me the advice to “never judge a book by its cover,” which I quickly ignored for many years. I’d go to a restaurant and hear someone order a salad like Meg Ryan does in “When Harry Met Sally” and assume it was a picky eater. Or I’d see someone in the… Read More