A pretty easy, quick and inexpensive shellfish to cook are mussels. Mussels are pretty versatile too. You can steam them in a variety of liquids – juice, wine, beer, coconut milk… in this next recipe I use sake!
Cooking a whole fish is pretty easy. If you told me 5 years ago I would regularly cook whole fish I would think you were crazy. It seems so intimidating to buy and then cook – how to even cook it? Well this next post will give you an easy way to cook a wholeRead more
Every so often Matt and I make a charcuterie board for dinner. A bunch of meats and cheeses, pickles, olives, mustards, etc. This next recipe will make a great addition to any charcuterie board.
As my fridge starts clearing out and it is probably a day past when I should have gone grocery shopping I start getting creative how to use up the bits of food which remain. I hate throwing food away. This particular day I made use of the bits left in my produce drawer: half an onion, part ofRead more
Sadly, this next post I only have one photo. I make and come up with a lot of recipes during the course of the week. Many of which even though they are good I only make one time. It is the great recipes which I choose to blog about and make again. I was expecting this next recipeRead more
One of the things I loved growing up was the nights we would have breakfast for dinner. It was always nights my dad had a meeting or something keeping him from being home for dinner. I don’t think he enjoyed breakfast for dinner as much as the rest of the family. One of the things I love asRead more
I love potatoes. I could eat potatoes for every meal. There are so many things you can do with them. I would start listing idas off but I think it would start to sound like Bubba from Forest Gump. When I opened up my next cookbook on my shelf I was excited to see I’d beRead more
Confit means to cook meat in it’s own fat. The meat is seasoned and then cooked in fat at a low temperature. Then it can be preserved in that fat for a long period of time. Confiting is very easy to do, it takes very little hands on time and produces a very delicious cookedRead more
The Superbowl is coming this weekend, no I don’t watch sports, yes I had to Google to see when the Superbowl was, but I do enjoy a really great chicken wing. So I thought it was the perfect time to share this recipe which goes way beyond the expected chicken wing.
I am recently re-discovering pork chops. I never really cared for them growing up. But now as an adult I am finding them tastier than I remember them ever being. So I decided to try out stuffing a pork chop with gremolata – a parsley and lemon condiment. The results were VERY tasty!
A while back I made kimchi. I had been thinking of ways to include the kimchi – a staple in Korean cuisine – made from fermented vegetables, typically mostly napa cabbage. A new cookbook I bought was able to help me find a way to use that kimchi in a delicious way!
I feel like I am a bit late getting on the quinoa train. I never really had much exposure to eating it and until recently I have never really cooked it. But now that I have “discovered” quinoa I see a wide range of possibilities to incorporate it into my cooking.
Winter is the worst. Right around now every year (mid-January) the frigid weather starts to feel like it’s dragging on and on. Cabin fever starts to set in. It gets dark out so early that leaving the house past 6 is a struggle. Warm comforting foods are all I want to eat. This next recipe,Read more
Almost a year ago I made a really great stock from a really unique cookbook I had recently purchased. The stock was basically a doctored up miso, a basic miso soup but with the addition of coconut milk, garlic, ginger, lime leaves, chile and tamarind. With the weather being really kind of gross rain andRead more
When the weather starts to get colder I typically find I want to eat warming comfort foods. But as winter drags on and on I am tired of those foods and want to break it up with something bright and fresh. I decided to throw together a simple yet satisfying ceviche to break up theRead more
I just returned for a nice long weekend away in New Orleans. New Orleans is such a fun place to get away to. The streets of the French Quarter are unlike any you will find in any other city. The food in the city is great as well. Lots of seafood!