Louisa has been asking me to make fish. Do you know any other kid that asks for fish? Maybe this supports the theory of the forbidden fruit – that it’s wanted more. Or the rarely cooked fish is the desired dinner. Since she asked, my conscience was tweaked, so I picked up tilapia when I… Read More
Archives for June 2012
I had been planning to make this dish for a while, but first I needed the time and, second, I needed the extra gravy. So on Sunday I made a larger than normal pot of gravy for our Sunday dinner. Then I defrosted the extra thin sliced beef that was left over from when I… Read More
“Are we really all going to spend our last years avoiding bread, especially now that bread in America is so unbelievably delicious? And what about chocolate?” – Nora Ephron, “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman”
A little bit healthier than the haul from our recent field trip.
Before you say anything, I’m quite aware that there was no post yesterday. We’re now in the irregular, erratic days of summer when schedules are up in the air, I’m driving Louisa to her camp instead of depending on that lovely school bus to transport her where she needs to be, and Annie is home… Read More
Before you stop reading for fear this is going to be a disgusting post, the noodles were not terribly oily. Neither were the beef or vegetables. Instead, I’m referring to the fact that the process of cooking this dinner was like a well-oiled machine between me and Louisa. This has been an unusual week with… Read More
Sometimes an idea works its way into my brain and through the roof of my mouth right down to my palate. And once it’s arrived, there will be no denying it. So when I made the pork fried rice earlier this week, my favorite part of that dish, the fried scrambled egg bits, just stuck… Read More
“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickinson
As I shelled these peas, I could feel the ghosts of my grandmothers hovering close by. Then I could hear them saying, “Are you crazy girl? You’ve got frozen peas in the freezer!” I calmly replied that these were better.
Someday I am sooooo going to be ready for the first wedding in our household. My skills in combining old and new seems to be growing by leaps and bounds this summer. In the meantime, my reliance on recipe cooking is on the verge of disappearing thanks to my vegetable basket challenge. Instead of picking… Read More