Here’s a recipe for fresh figs sautéed with eggplant over tomato-basil risotto.
The other morning, I was home alone: my wife and son were visiting her mother, and I had class, so I couldn’t go along. Tired of cereal, I decided to make eggs and potatoes, and came up with this idea for making a “hash brown nest.” Really, I just didn’t want to wash two pans,Continue reading “Hash Brown Nest”
One of the joys of a visit to Iowa in the summertime is my Mom’s great stand of rhubarb.
This summer, we happened upon a Vietnamese restaurant in Festus, Missouri, on our travels. The food was very good, but what really impressed me was the pickled vegetables in their spring rolls. This gave me the idea to try doing that at home. After looking up a few recipes for Vietnamese pickled vegetables, I realizedContinue reading “Quick Pickled Vegetables for Stir Fry”
Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou by Ken Wells My rating: 4 of 5 stars I need to preface my review by saying that I’m a vegetarian. This book is more aimed at carnivores, and I’m sure Wells would find my vegetarian gumbo sacrilegious, though he proves to be an adventurous eater. And no,Continue reading “Book Review: Gumbo Life by Ken Wells”
We have another bumper crop of figs this year, and since we don’t make fig jam or fig preserves, we are always on the lookout for good ways to use them. Sure we freeze quite a few to enjoy later in the year (just wash, let dry, and freeze whole), but we love eating themContinue reading “Fig Pesto Pizza”
Tonight, I wanted a change of pace for our weekly homemade pizza. I usually make the standard red sauce, though occasionally, I’ll make a white sauce with flour, but tonight, I wanted something easier and with less carbs. Enter sun-dried tomatoes and buttermilk. Followers of this blog probably know I love cooking with buttermilk. It’sContinue reading “Simple White Sauce for Pizza”
It’s been quite awhile since I posted any recipes to this blog. That’s in part because I’ve tried to make it more about writing, and maybe because I haven’t tried out many new meals — until tonight! And I apologize for not taking a picture, but I wasn’t 100% sure it would turn out goodContinue reading “Ginger Chick’n & Fig Stir-Fry”
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I decided to come up with another red dinner. We had a few fresh cranberries kicking around the other day, and I decided they were too few to cook up the normal way and too many to put in a muffin or salad, so I would try adding themContinue reading “Ginger Cranberry Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce”
It’s about time I posted a new recipe. Here’s one I came up with tonight because we had a surplus of eggs and okra from our local farmer’s market this week. Okra 1/2 onion 2-3 cloves of garlic 2 Tsp oil 1 yellow squash 1 poblano pepper chana masala or other Indian curry coriander chutneyContinue reading “Okra Scramble”