A few weeks ago, as Winter began to loosen its grip on Northeast Ohio, I woke up early one Saturday determined to extract every bit of daylight from the day. I had been ready for spring for ages. The frigid temperatures had seeped into my bones and my mood, leaving everything gray and cold. I was determined to make something … More Making gravlax.
Weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed Internet surfing session before bed, I read something about recipes being too wordy. I wish I had bookmarked the site because it was just spot on. The article’s point was people lose intrinsic kitchen skills by having each step meticulously spelled out and itemized down to which teaspoon to use. It resonated … More No ‘beeting’ around the bush.
This is what you get when you do multiple, short, haphazard grocery shops without a list. At the end of the week, when you do clean out the fridge suppers, it’s all over the place. Results below. Lentil and Veggie Pita, serves 2 Ingredients 6 oz artichoke hearts, roughly chopped large handful bean spouts large … More Lentil and veggie pita.
Told ya I’d be putting more dill into this blog. This is one of those deceptive, fancy-looking dinners that’s actually stupidly easy to make, provided you’ve got everything on hand. It takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Since I live on my own, I’ve tried to cut down on the amount of each dish … More Shrimp in dill & garlic white wine cream sauce.
Actually, ‘oeufs en cocottes’ isn’t that pretentious. It means ‘egg casserole’ (at least per Google translate) but most translate it as ‘eggs in pots.’ Saying the French name just makes me feel like an ass. Perhaps it is my horrid pronunciation (likely) or my habit of sticking my nose in the air when attempting–and failing–to … More Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.
I recently bought a whole bunch of fresh dill and parsley for my No-ayo Potato Salad I took to a family potluck. Now I’m just cramming it in all sorts of things, including eggs and pasta, both of which will be showing up soon. Dill has found a special place in my heart and now … More Herbed quinoa stuffed bell peppers.
On Friday my office had a potluck lunch. I decided to bring a no mayonnaise potato salad. I had two reasons for my choice: 1) I have to drive 40 minutes to work and mayo goes funky quickly; and 2) I don’t like mayonnaise. Ergo, I give you my “no-ayo” potato salad. The potluck turned … More Potluck sans mayonnaise.