We had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner last weekend. I’m sure Annie’s favorite part was the shrimp cocktail since she never, ever tires of those bug like crustaceans. My favorite part of the meal is always the linguine with white clam sauce. I’m not sure what Louisa’s favorite item was, but usually she has no… Read More
Archives for December 2011
This was Annie’s family birthday celebration cake, her choice since she liked the Portal Cake she made back in August. It’s allergy safe (for my niece) since it’s egg free and nut free, and very delicious if you like chocolate. Happy Birthday Annie!
“Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
In the middle of the Christmas craziness this week, food has been simple and comforting. Chicken soup for dinner and chicken soup for lunch the following two days. Food that feeds the soul and the engine that runs the holiday machine around here. No recipes were harmed in the making of this soup, since no… Read More
Yukon Cornelius: “This fog’s as thick as peanut butter!” Hermey: “You mean pea soup.” Yukon Cornelius: “You eat what you like, and I’ll eat what I like!” – From “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
My appetizer at a fancy schmancy holiday brunch I enjoyed in NYC over the weekend. Just loved the watercress paired with salmon.
Christmas preparations and family activities away from home and out of the kitchen over the past several days. I’d be completely done with the kitchen after my morning oatmeal – with maple syrup, my new favorite sweetener – was consumed. Have I told you about this new breakfast habit. I wake up in the morning… Read More
It’s Christmastime, the time of year when we think about all kinds of luscious food we’d like to cook and serve to our families, with no time to do just that. It’s National Cupcake Day today and I’d love to go into the kitchen and bake some cupcakes for dessert tonight. My email box screams… Read More
“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” – Buddy in “Elf”
Met a friend for lunch at Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace last week. Selected my favorite among many decadent high fat choices. Oh my, my arteries still feel like they need a shower.