It’s an old-fashioned dish that is as much winter comfort food as the current favorite of Mac & Cheese.
My mother used to make it in a large roaster, the same one she used for the Thanksgiving Turkey.
She layered sliced potatoes, sliced … Continue reading.....
One side dish that is traditional on many holiday tables is mashed potatoes.
Of course, there are many opinions on what makes the best mashed potatoes.
Some like them whipped, perfectly smooth and creamy.
Some like them roughly mashed with a few chunks left.
Some … Continue reading.....
It’s vegetable stuffing season.
Yes, I realize one can stuff any vegetable any time, but I do it in the fall.
We cook on the grill in the summer, make soups and stews and braises in the winter and stuff vegetables in the fall.
I … Continue reading.....
To be honest, I’m a relatively recent convert to couscous.
Couscous is not a grain but a tiny semolina ‘pasta’.
The first time I ate it, the couscous was dry and pretty tasteless.
When I started cooking more Moroccan-style food I decided to see what … Continue reading.....
I’m so disappointed in my spinach.
I picked the first few small leaves just 2 weeks ago – just a bit to use as garnish.
I pulled all of it out today – it was bolting.
Usually, I get lots of nice, large leaves…. More … Continue reading.....
These are not as hot as the ‘real’ ones in Spain.
If you would like more heat add red pepper flakes or a few drops of bottled hot sauce.
Leftover Pimiento Sauce is good on pasta, grilled chicken, hamburgers….
The translation is ‘Fierce Potatoes’ (not … Continue reading.....
Did you hear about the agnostic, dyslexic, insomniac? He was awake all night pondering the existence of dog.
More about that later…..
First, another fish dish that mon mari likes, er, will eat.
If you get sushi-grade tuna you will definitely want to have this … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that mon mari saw a welding kit (?) on sale awhile back?
And he bought it?
He always wanted to to be a welder….
Anyway, his first project was to fix the grill, which he did.
His second project was to use … Continue reading.....
It would almost appear that I’m on a mission.
Maybe I am.
I keep waiting for spring to arrive so we can switch to summer cooking.
It’s not happening.
So every week, on the way to do the shopping, I’m frantically trying to come up … Continue reading.....
Do you like salt?
I love salt.
I know, I know…
We’re not supposed to eat salt; it’s bad for our health; yadda, yadda, yadda.
But sometimes, I just can’t resist.
This dish is a dichotomy: healthy noodles, decadent sauce.
It’s not pretty….
But, damn, … Continue reading.....