Normally I try to restrain myself and am able to avoid the ‘if some is good, more must be better’ mindset that seems to be the standard where eating and cooking are concerned.
I failed with this quiche.
Perhaps I was just so happy to … Continue reading.....
My mother grew up on a farm on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.
There were woods and pastures and fields and fantastic views out over the valley.
We lived down in the town, but she never tired of ‘going for a drive’ up … Continue reading.....
This is a classic on every Italian – American menu, and one that is easy to make at home.
The veal is lightly breaded and quickly fried. We topped it with a slice of Mozzarella di Bufala, not traditional, but cheese is always good.
You … Continue reading.....
The Bread Baking Babes celebrate Easter, Italian style…..
According to Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen, our host kitchen for the month, this is a traditional Easter bread from Bologna (one of my favorite Italian cities).
It’s a ring (ciambella) shaped bread flavored with … Continue reading.....
I do not call this ‘Shrimp Scampi’ because that would be redundant.
Scampi is Italian for shrimp…. It would be calling it ‘Shrimp Shrimp’.
Like Chai (meaning tea) Tea.
Or PIN (Personal Identification Number) number.
Or ATM (Automated Teller Machine) machine
Or Queso (Spanish for … Continue reading.....
We think of bay leaves as something that is used in tomato based dishes, but they have a wonderful flavor that works well with thyme.
Most people will use dried bay leaves and thyme leaves.
I have a huge laurel tree by the house so … Continue reading.....
You may recall that I have a new phone.
Immediately after I got the new phone all sorted with all of the bells and whistles functioning, my computer stopped working.
Actually the mouse quit working…. sort of. It worked in safe mode. Further investigation revealed … Continue reading.....
Before Ikea made Swedish meatballs popular there were Lutefisk Feeds.
To be fair, Ikea made their meatballs popular all over the world and the Lutefisk Feeds only covered the Midwest…. and probably not much of the Midwest.
To those of us subjected to, but not … Continue reading.....
I love quail eggs.
They are so cute and perfectly bite-size.
If only they were so challenging to work with.
The shells are harder than chicken egg shells and the interior membrane thicker. They are tiny but one has to make more of an effort … Continue reading.....
Time for mon mari’s least favorite protein: Fish
Okay, maybe not least…. I think he would attribute that to tofu and lentils.
And I think he actually likes fish – he just likes to complain about it better.
His complaining does make … Continue reading.....