Sometimes, you need a salad in your life. For me that’s what happens when I’ve been indulging too many culinary whims. There are only so many fries, beers and cupcakes you can eat before your body gasps out to you, “Green. I’ll take anything green. Please. Green.” When that happens to me, not that it… Continue reading Fast and Loose: Season Change Kale Salad
“In my hunger, I succumbed to the sweet rush of relief that overtook me as the tines of my pork pushed past your gentle resistance. Inappropriate noises were made.”
One of the things that happens when you’re always trying new recipes and you have a household of limited members is the accumulation of ingredients. Sometimes. So there I was with a big chunk of red onion, and feta cheese. I tend to keep things like rye-berries on hand, and nuts in the freezer. Already,… Continue reading Did I mention that I <3 salad?
As I close in on the end of the birthday goal period, I realized that I haven’t been cooking nearly as much as I usually do should. My jeans came back from the dryer with the same verdict. That combined with the fact that going into this weekend I was at 84 of the 100… Continue reading Bon Appetit Strikes Again
I am both a recipe cook and an a-little-of-this-a-little-of-that cook. What I don’t often do, however is deliberate adaptation. Sure, I substitute ingredients here and there, but never with a specific flavor and texture profile in mind. This, I think of more as substitution. Adaptations are intimidating. Adaptations can quickly point out just how much… Continue reading The Most Dangerous Game
This week was a week of poor morning planning. Translation: I didn’t bring my lunch to work as much as I normally do. One day when I was wandering around wondering what I was going to buy for lunch, I noticed that Potbelly’s had a sign in the window for some new salads. So, I… Continue reading Everybody loves salad!
My love affair with the beet is still in it’s honeymoon phase. I had never known, upon glancing at the pedestrian root vegetable that it could be so delicious. However, recently I came across a recipe for a beet salad that I knew I had to try. I modified the original recipe in a few… Continue reading Beet salad
Ironically, I cooked less on my week off from work that I normally do. So I found myself on Saturday with the urge to go at it in the kitchen. Armed with that same issue of Bon Appetit magazine, I made Warm Escarole Salad with Goat Cheese, Hard-Boiled Eggs, and Bacon. To go with it,… Continue reading Week off
If someone looked me in the eye and accused me of being a magazine addict, I would have no defense. I would have to break eye contact and slink away. There is no denying this. I make excuses, but I do not deny. The major excuses is that I use the magazines. Case in point,… Continue reading Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing