The tightening of my jeans tells me I definitely ate during the winter, but, as has happened many a time before, I’ve neglected to write about it. I admire food bloggers who make this their living, and grace the Internet with beautiful photography and mouthwatering recipes. I am not, and likely never will be, that … More Turkey Lettuce Wraps & other things I’ve been eating.
Finding uses for a 7-pound butternut squash is a lot harder than it looks. The CSA my family joined has moved onto it’s Winter Share season. The above picture is from our mid-December bag, which included: 2-pound bag of carrots, one candy onion, a loaf of whole wheat bread, one kohlrabi, one acorn squash, one bunch … More Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagna.
It’s finally here! The 100th post of this little cooking blog. (Only took me six years plus a couple months. I’m making a mug that reads, “#1 Negligent Blogger.”) Naturally, it has to be a good recipe, which is why this meatloaf is wrapped in bacon…Okay, so maybe I didn’t know about this 100th blog … More Bacon wrapped meatloaf. (100th post!)
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.
This salad is spring on a plate. I want to eat it every day for lunch. It’s filling without being too heavy, and it’s healthy while not tasting like cardboard. And it all started with a squat, little fennel bulb sitting all by its lonesome in my fridge. Wanting to use it before it hit … More Springy strawberry, avocado and fennel salad.
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.
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.