Dear readers, you should expect cheesy blog post titles with this herb series. There is no level in corny word play to which I will not sink. I first tackled sage, which was highlighted in a mushroom and sage risotto. Following that is thyme. Thyme, one of the most widely used herbs, is found very … More Herbaceous Part 2: Read on, if you’ve got the thyme.
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.
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.
Wow, I am really shit at this blogging thing. My last post was in August, seriously? I’d say, “I promise to be better,” but that would be a lie. Instead I’m just going to say a noncommittal, “We should do this again sometime.” Vague but it has possibility. Moving on to the recipe. I really … More Classy cheesy, herbed potatoes
So that idea I had to use my Ginger and Sweet Potato Latkes in a veggie version of a bánh mì resulted in a ridiculously good sandwich. What knocked this sandwich out of the park for me was the Spicy-Sweet Quick Pickles. I followed the pickle directions from this Catfish bánh mì by Five And Spice recipe and … More Hello sandwich time.
Want a quick dinner or fairly guilt-free snack? How about a two-bite, crunchy potato pancake that has a taste of the exotic? The you need these Ginger Sweet Potato Latkes. What I now call the fried kidney bean disaster of 2012 kind of put me off trying to fry things. That is until tonight, when … More We have a winner.
I’ve been thinking about travel recently. Specifically, how I say I want to but somehow I seem to just stay put. Granted, I’m just a stone’s throw away from being a modern day hermit. Personally, I love the sound of the word “hermitage,” which is a hermit’s dwelling/residence/hideaway. Some may think creepy, and yet I … More Will travel for gravy.
I know this was a “holiday” week where I really only worked Tuesday through Friday, but gosh it felt longer. I did, however, love coming home putting on my flannel PJs with the coffee cups on them and sinking into my couch for a few hours of reading my Christmas presents. Santa, cleverly disguised as … More Cooking with Nigella.
Fall has finally come to the northern hemisphere. From here on out it is mainly about roasting veggies, drinking apple cider and baking cookies – at least for me anyway. To celebrate I decided to make beef stew. I love beef stew; it’s just what a crisp night needs. A thick sauce studded with chunks … More Enter the fall.
I love cooking for a crowd. I think sharing a meal with others is a truly rewarding experience. This can sometimes be a problem when you live alone. My “cook for five” mentality is awkward at times, and usually results in me eating a single casserole for four consecutive days. It’s a good thing I … More The oven is off limits.