That basil looked quite pretty sitting on top of the broccolini frittata… when I first placed it there. But I waited just a tad bit too long to snap this photo, and the heat of the frittata transformed the beautiful green leaves into these poor excuses for herbery. Yes, I made up that word and… Read More
Archives for January 2013
Our pizza of the week was a southwestern flavored pie made with fire-roasted, Mexican flavored canned tomatoes; Monterey Jack cheese; Mexican chorizo sausage; chopped green onions. No complaints, no leftovers.
Recycling is an annoying business and if anyone disagrees with me, I’m going to call them a liar. Worrying about my trash is simply not on the top 10 list of things that are fun to do in my day. Neither is cleaning out my closets, clothing or kitchen. But sometimes, it becomes an even… Read More
What Italian kid doesn’t grow up eating and loving veal cutlet parmigiana? Veal cutlets were always a favorite treat when my mom prepared them for dinner. Sometimes she prepared them parmigiana style, other times she prepared them with an irresistible lemon, butter and parsley sauce. I never questioned why we ate baby cows, even though… Read More
That’s an easy answer – it’s everything! I was testing out a new cookbook the other day – you know I only cook meals like this for the sake of research, right? It’s called “Canal House Cooks Every Day” and the recipes are organized seasonally with the most beautiful layout and photographs that just make… Read More
My dear daughter Louisa… she doesn’t like broccoli rabe… or potatoes… or kale… or squash – winter or summer variety… only likes some pasta shapes… doesn’t care for bland food… And yet, she requests fish fingers and custard for lunch. And dips the fingers in the custard before eating them. And likes it. A living… Read More
Here’s a nice bowl of soup to warm you up on this freezing cold winter day.
Do you remember the farm share I joined last summer? Do you remember the prodigious amounts of squash that appeared in my farm basket during, oh, let’s say October, although it was quite possibly September. Do you remember the mockery I received last fall from my husband about the uncooked squash? Well, some of that… Read More
“Why do we have to have salmon for dinner tonight?” “I don’t like salmon.” “I most dislike that dark, fishy meat on the bottom.” But with a little soy, maple syrup and garlic marinade, this recipe from “Food Network Magazine” transformed this unwelcome seafood into something that we all could enjoy. Even Joe and I.
Ate these in a local restaurant over the weekend. Not the prettiest to look at, but – O.M.G. – the flavor!