Not that it ever went anywhere. It was there the whole time, just lonely. I feel like whole grains, cereals, and pseudo-cereals (like quinoa) are too often overlooked. When you finally discover how awesome they are it’s usually only after a friend dares you to take them to prom on a bet, but things turn [...]
Eggs are eggs, right? They come in boxes from the store. Your varieties basically boil down to two choices, a dozen or a half dozen. (Preferably the salmonella-less ones in the news.)
Well actually, there are plenty of choices: cage-free, pasteurized, organic, etc. But many people don’t pay attention to what they buy. I’ve been a [...]
There is no sandwich whose essence is simple or as straightforward as the grilled cheese. There is also no sandwich with as many variations that fall under the same name.
Oh, the variations are all splendid. This time though, I wanted something basic. Give me some good cheese and some good bread. Melt that together with [...]
I really, really wanted to find some merguez for use in this dish. I also thought some harissa would be good to have. Unfortunately, I could find neither. Merguez and harissa just don’t seem to be that common in grocery stores near Raleigh. The closest equivalent I could find was Italian sausage. If I somehow [...]
Here’s a dish that you don’t want to explain to your girlfriend’s mother. “Ummm, so the name mean’s whore’s pasta, and it—-I, I should probably just leave.”
Wikipedia actually lists several possibly origins and meanings for the dish’s name. The most popular version seems to be that prostitues would make this dish to attract customers with [...]
Sometimes I like spending a weekend making breads, or cooking a bolognese sauce for hours on end, or even making my own butter (you’ll see that one later). Other times I just want to fire up Hulu, watch Community, and eat something quick and easy without having to plan it. This was one of those [...]
So, we still are getting some cold weather. (I snowed a bit the last couple days in North Carolina–silly groundhog and his silly shadow. I wonder why we get our meteorological advice from a rodent in this day and age.) My potage ran out as did my simpler butternut squash soup. I needed more soup [...]
I recently revisited my butternut squash soup with a much simpler take on it. I was pleased the original, but it did have a lot of ingredients and was a little involved to make.
Driven both by laziness and opportunity, I stripped the ingredients to the bare minimum. All that is really needed is butternut squash. [...]
Chicken enchiladas are nearly a comfort food. They come together quickly, can be prepared cheaply, are nice and cheesy and hot and filling and tasty and a run-on sentence. I haven’t specifically talked about comfort food in a while (though the Potage is a good example), but this definitely fits my criteria.
Considering the relatively few [...]
The French just seem to have a knack making soups. One of my favorites is a potage; It’s a type of thick vegetable soup that loosely translates to “it’s cold outside and I want a good soup to warm me up.” Alright, no, it doesn’t translate to that at all. But that’s how I remember [...]