Charlie Trotter died this morning. Suddenly, unexpectedly, and much, much younger than the age my husband is now. (shudder) Mr. Trotter is one of my culinary heroes, and I was very much hoping to meet him someday. [In brighter news, our White Silkie laid her first eggs this week.] You see, Charlie Trotter never went […]
We all have a past life, don’t we? Or is it just me? Every now and again, I think about my past life. I lived in Oregon. It rained a lot. I was (mostly) miserable. And I was convinced I had nothing in common with the food growin’, chicken totin’ hippies that looked like mop dogs […]
Earlier this year, I found myself in a jam and wound up in the Whole Foods prepared foods section. Desperate to quickly feed a crowd, I purchased a 5-pound container of the Greek Orzo Salad. At $9.99/pound, plus tax, this was not a cheap box of… pasta. Really?! Fifty bucks for orzo?!
July at the RGB. The grapes were ripe about fourteen minutes before the birds came and stole them all. Fortunately, they spared us the strawberries. And they ignored the blooming artichokes. With tomatoes coming in, we can now plan for gazpacho. There’s plenty of parsley to go around. Lastly, Meyer lemons and tangerines are target […]
Some days, I rock. Today is one of those days. It is one of those days because I successfully fueled a raging sports fan with a Game-Day Dinner revolving around spring onions. You heard me; spring onions. Not exactly what comes to mind when your intention is to serve “bar food” for a basketball game. […]
You ought to know by now that we’re big fans of using what we’ve got. After our Holiday Party this year, we had a carcass left over from a 16-lb. turkey, just begging to be used. Enter: turkey and wild rice with mushroom soup… mmm. A special thanks to Melissa for gifting us with a […]