The girls may be home from school for spring break but I still needed to wake up early this morning. There were buns to be made! Our Friday knitting group was having a little Easter potluck today and I decided to make some hot cross buns for the occasion. The yeasty satisfaction of kneading the… Read More
Archives for March 2013
Last week I shared the savory beef stew I cooked in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and mentioned that St. Joseph would also be getting his celebratory dinner the next night. It’s not that I normally cook something special for St. Joseph, because the only food I traditionally associate with that saint is an Italian… Read More
I’m sorry to say I didn’t invent this pizza combination, but it was yummy anyway… roasted apples, pancetta, goat cheese. More please.
I had enough Jewish friends growing up, and have enough Jewish friends today, to know when it’s Passover and pick up a box of matzo for the family. This doesn’t mean that I’ve tossed the bread and packed away the flour for the next eight days. Let’s not get too carried away. I’m Italian and… Read More
Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and my children weren’t even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, I had a very particular objective for ordering in a restaurant. My goal was to try the newest restaurant, the hottest cuisine, and the latest ingredient. I was into the discovery of food and the exploration… Read More
I made this chicken cheddar pie for dinner on Wednesday night. It was part of my spring cleaning. You know, some people spring clean by doing fasts and cleanses. Other people open windows and let in the fresh breezes as they beat their carpets on the clothing line (well, at least they do in my… Read More
Been trying to get in the last of the stews before our seasonal food preferences change. This one tasted as good as it was colorful.
It probably comes as no surprise to regular readers that Louisa is a drama kid. After all, most of her dinner comments take a turn for the dramatic, as does so much of the rest of her interactions with us. And all this is to explain that the reason for my recent absence from this… Read More
There must have been like 500 avocados in this giant molcajete. And we ate every last drop of it.
Louisa ate dinner with her fellow cast members after yesterday’s rehearsal. Have I mentioned that the last five or six months of our lives have been dedicated to the care and feeding of our darling diva? Scheduling our weekends around rehearsals and weekdays around pick ups from after-school rehearsals? I expect all of that will… Read More