A meal is often more than the food on the plate. It’s the setting, the company, the cocktails, the travel to get there. For example, when we were in Miami on Saturday, our entire group piled into a shuttle van to go to a steakhouse called Prime 112, located in South Beach. The ride was… Read More
Archives for April 2013
Meet an old friend, gnocchi alfredo. This used to be one of my all-time favorite Italian dishes once I discovered it in my 20’s. They’d be my go-to order whenever I found them on the menu. That is until I stopped ordering this dish. It’s been so long that I don’t remember why I stopped… Read More
Took a friend out for a birthday tea. Can you tell which one was my favorite?
There are problems in the kitchen. The store doesn’t have the right ingredients, my supply of something has run out, I didn’t put an item on my shopping list, I thought I had something and I didn’t. Once upon a time, such as when we were first married, these problems would be insurmountable. If I… Read More
We’ve been soccer parents for what seems like forever, at least since Louisa was in kindergarten. Our weekend schedules have been shaped by whether she was playing a home game or away, and what time the game was scheduled. I’ve developed a few, very strong feelings about the insanity of kids sports but, really, those… Read More
My CSA farmer from last year won’t be giving door-to-door delivery service this year – can you believe that? That lazy farmer. He’d prefer to tend his fields and make his CSA members pick up from him. Harumpph! And since there aren’t any other farms within fifteen minutes of my house, the acceptable distance for me… Read More
Because it’s never too early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It doesn’t hurt that this was a very easy dinner to prepare. The only thing missing were the margaritas. Sigh.
Over the lifetime of this blog I have tried to deliver the important foodie news to readers, with an appropriate accompanying picture. Today is an important day for foodies everywhere because, if it wasn’t, Joe wouldn’t have been aware of it because he’s busy following other stories. Like what’s the latest car news at the… Read More
Who says you can only bake cookies for Christmas? This time, giant-sized at Louisa’s request.
I wasn’t slacking when I made this steak and mushroom ciabatta sandwich for dinner last week. This took more than a few steps and a bit of cooking on my part to pull off. I’ve found that many of the Rachael Ray recipes aren’t 30 minute meals, but they do turn out tasty. This recipe required… Read More