Barbecued Grilled Shrimp; leaves

BBQ Grilled Shrimp

Yes, to many of you that will be a redundant title. To some it will make perfect, logical sense: the shrimp are cooked on an outdoor grill (barbecue to some) with barbecue sauce. We make an exception for this dish and buy raw shrimp…. frozen. That’s the only way I can get raw shrimp here. … Continue reading…

Pasta Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese; done!

Pasta with Goat Cheese

This isn’t really a salad. It doesn’t have a vinaigrette…. although it does have vinegar. But it’s served at room temperature so, in my mind, it doesn’t really qualify as a pasta side dish. Besides, it’s my recipe and I can call it what I like. There’s avocado in it, so that helps qualify it … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Babes Bake…. Cruffins?

If Shakespeare could invent over 1700 new words what is to stop the culinary world from trying their hand at it all?! They often just attempt to bast*rdize existing recipes by adding an adjective and changing an ingredient or two. My favorite example is taking the duck, duck fat, and sausage out of cassoulet (leaving … Continue reading…

Is it time for an Air Fryer?

French Fries

I don’t know. Mon mari is always a bit skeptical when I want to buy new toys, er, I mean essential cooking devices. To be fair I bought a pressure cooker about 5 years ago that I used 2 or 3 times before relegating it to the barn… It worked just like it was supposed … Continue reading…

Grilled Cod with Caper Sauce; the first fete

Cod with Caper Sauce

I have no idea why, but, decades ago (a few) when we lived in Minneapolis, one could buy torsk, which was marketed as ‘poor man’s lobster’. That is a direct (remembered) quote and is not meant to be an opinion on gender / lifestyle equality or anything else. If I remember correctly, the idea was … Continue reading…

Gazpacho de Andaluz

chilled gazpacho

We love cold soups in hot summer weather and Gazpacho is always a favorite. It’s also one of those recipes that people like to play with – adding shrimp, leaving out the garlic or tomatoes, etc. I don’t. This is fairly close to a proper Gazpacho recipe given to me by a very proper Spanish … Continue reading…