You can bet you’ve seen this picky eater enjoy plenty of pizzas, some chicken parm, and chips with salsa in her day. But despite my addiction to acid reflux flare-ups, I’ve never been a fresh tomato gal. If you follow a lot of food bloggers, you know that they drool over the summer tomato season.Continue reading “Tomato confit on everything”
A few weeks ago, I declared in no uncertain terms that I do NOT like blueberries. Well my dear second-mother, Mama Lina, laughed in that declaration’s face and excitedly shoved a slice of blueberry pie in front of me at a party last week! I was very unenthused about trying this given my last experienceContinue reading “Eating humble (blueberry) pie”
Well I guess I have some ‘splaining to do. I kind of took an unintentional summer vacation from the blog. The truth is the week after I tried blueberries, I intended to keep my in-season produce train rolling by blogging about apricots. The problem was that I tried apricots and found them spectacularly mediocre. TheyContinue reading “Pardon my French macarons”
While perusing Instagram for the 72nd straight minute the other day, I came across a post by The Kitchn illustrating what produce is in season right now. And out of the 8 items drawn, I’ve only eaten 4 of them! So this week, I started making my way down the list by trying what IContinue reading “The great garlic scape of 2021”
Last week, I signed up for Caroline Chambers’ What to Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking newsletter. So naturally I looked nowhere else for this week’s dinners. It was a Caroline-filled week! The first two dinners were new recipes to me, but all the ingredients were old, familiar friends—a pickle-brined chicken sandwich and sesameContinue reading “Adding pork to the menu”
A couple weeks ago, in preparation for my forthcoming visit, a friend of mine texted me asking, “You eat Italian combo sandwiches?” to which I replied “Sure.” It was the perfect, innocent response that showed no signs of my intense hatred of pepperoni and other salamis and, instead, permitted me to still be the low-maintenanceContinue reading “Accepting that I might like salami”
Hello, friends! After a brief encounter with the fearsome pollen gods, I’m happy to be back to cooking and nose-breathing this week! And not a moment too soon because just before my untimely allergy demise, I had received not one but TWO new cookbooks to dive into! So it only seemed appropriate to make myContinue reading “Jambalaya, pants on fire!”
Each week, I browse my many recipe reservoirs for that week’s dinner inspiration—Pinterest, Half Baked Harvest, cookbooks, you get the idea. Knowing that I’d have a short work and cooking week (hi, vacation!), I panicked when I realized I didn’t have a plan for the blog. Luckily, NYT Cooking, easily my most “adventurous” recipe reservoir,Continue reading “Finding fennel’s flavor”
I once was at someone’s house when they were kind enough to grill some hamburgers, put out a bowl of chips, and make a quick salad for lunch. Lucky for me, this was just in the last couple years, so I actually liked burgers (curse me for not blogging about my first burger a coupleContinue reading “Conquering quinoa”
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