I’m about to share with you the world’s easiest pasta dish, so I know you’ll be thanking me shortly. You know I don’t lie to you – it really is that easy. While some of you might argue that the world’s easiest pasta dish is the one you order to take out from the Olive… Read More
Archives for September 2013
Joe has ranted so often about restaurants that falsely claim to offer a chicken pot pie when, in fact, it’s merely a crust on top and not on the bottom, that I don’t really know what to call these mini pots of chicken and vegetables with the puff pastry on top. Hmm, mini pots of… Read More
I know, I know. Just remember that it’s dangerous to throw rocks if you live in a glass house.
What’s the first thing you think about when you plan a meal? Is it the flavors in the pot? Is it the colors on the plate? Maybe it’s the aroma in the kitchen. That’s all good, but we often don’t think about one of the most important factors in the meals we serve until it’s… Read More
Does anyone really know what hominy is? As a non-southerner, I only have passing knowledge of the food substance, but I figure it’s probably not so good for you since it isn’t carried in Whole Foods, the land of dependably good food. Whenever I’ve cooked with hominy, I’ve had to go to the canned section… Read More
It’s officially soup season again. I know that because last night I made this soup for dinner, and it seemed just right. It didn’t feel like, “why is crazy mom making soup in the summer?” but like, wow, I could go for another bowl of that stuff. I was trying out a recipe from a… Read More
Look at that delicious vegetarian dinner. When I cook meals like this one I wonder why I don’t do this more often. Look at the interesting textures – the crisp phyllo dough on top of the smooshy spinach and cheese filling. The colorful mixture of roasted chickpeas and sliced raw cauliflowers with the crispy walnuts… Read More
Because a certain somebody (you know who you are Louisa) kept asking to go out for Mexican food last week.
Lately I haven’t been watching food programs as often as I once did. I think that all of those food competition programs have turned me off. Cooking, in my opinion, shouldn’t be about a race. It should be about love, love for ingredients, love for aromas, love for technique, love for the people you will… Read More
Readers of this blog know that I’m a fan of eating seasonally. I believe that eating seasonal food is healthier for us, as well as tasting best. That’s why I felt it was very important to share my latest seasonal find. I was at the supermarket yesterday and, staring me in the face, was a… Read More