“That’s good enough to make for company.” It’s what my mom usually says when I make these cheesy, herbed potatoes. Company food. The concept is very 1950s. For me, it evokes images of a juicy pot roast and all the trimmings. It includes retro pre-dinner cocktails with tiny onions on toothpicks. I’m not a fan of the … More Good enough for company.
We’re getting a serious dose of autumn today in Ohio. The high isn’t expected to get out of the mid 50s. Ergo something warm and comforting: vegetarian Thai red curry. This is just kind of a riff on the recipe that’s listed on the red curry paste label. Mix and match whatever veggies you prefer. … More Veggie Thai red curry.
My relationship with my local farmers market is back in bloom now that it has set up shop once again right down the street. The latest haul included carrots, radishes, zucchini, parsley, half-dozen farm fresh eggs, potatoes, beets, blueberries and small loaf pumpkin bread. Total cost: $24. While I was shopping I also sipped on … More Pocket salmon with carrot, parsley salad.
November happened. I went to Tennessee and didn’t eat a single salad but I did eat a piece of Coca-Cola cake (chocolate cake w/ rich chocolate icing) as big as my hand. Seriously massive, right? It was a great trip. Nashville is a very fun city brimming with history. Of course it has a huge … More What’s up Doc? Carrot Soup.
A new kitchen, like a new pair of shoes, needs a break in period. In general, I find there’s an acquaintance period with a new place. Whether it’s figuring out how to arrange the refrigerator or which burner on the range is the best (front right), there are going to be ups (scratch pasta sauce) … More Roasted vegetable egg bake.
Let’s talk about broth. Although I’m a fan of soup—see past posts for split pea soup, beef stew and chowder—I haven’t really mastered a good broth-based soup. But I think I’m on the right track. Brother-based soups are typically, though not universally, more healthful because they’re not laden with cream or butter, however, they have … More Ginger Shrimp Noodle Soup
In an effort to be a little more healthful, I’ve been seeking out new recipes to try. As it happens most of them are turning out to be vegetarian. I’ve been thinking about going back to the veg lifestyle, even if it’s just on weekdays or weekends. I’ve also wanted to break out the slow … More Festival of veggies.
This soup should start with bacon, but since it is Lent the pig must go. Any other time and…well, BACON. It is what I missed most when I was a vegetarian, although the veggie bacon I did eat wasn’t bad at all. Actually, it was a lot easier to make and way less messy. Moving … More Chow’dah time.
I do love having Mondays off work, if only to avoid someone telling my grumpy ass self, “Looks like someone has got a case of the Mondays.” I’m going to spit in your face. And it is going to be a big loogey. That’s a great description to have in a food blog, isn’t it? … More Cupboard clearing veg & herb stew