Skillet Shakshuka Recipe

The first time I heard of shakshuka was on an episode of Chopped. (We get to watch the old episodes on YouTube.) They didn’t really explain what it was but I remembered the word. Strangely, several episodes later, it was mentioned again. I like the word…. But not enough that I would remember the next … Continue reading…

Poached Eggs with Tomatoes and Ham; shopping, part II

This is a bit of comfort food that may be better with fresh, garden-ripened tomatoes but store-bought tomatoes will do in a pinch. And, as we really can’t be too choosy about our groceries at the moment, it’s best to be flexible. We’re lucky to have fresh chives so there is a hint of spring. … Continue reading…

Cod, Baked with Tomatoes & Capers; weeds

Cod with Tomatoes

Even though mon mari professes to hate fish we still have it at least once every week. As long as it doesn’t have bones he’s happy…. sort of. He’s always happy when he can cook it on the barbecue in the summer. In the winter, cooking it in the kitchen requires more creativity. Thankfully, he … Continue reading…

Pork and Tomatoes, Slow Cooker; Tangier Walks, Part 2

Pork & Tomatoes, Slow Cooker

It’s that time of year again…. The slow cookers are regaining their rightful place in our kitchen. First thing to use up are the packages of pork odds & ends that have been accumulating over the summer. As you all know I buy whole pork loins and cut my own ‘chops’, When I buy the … Continue reading…

Tomato-Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Pizza

I don’t remember the reason and I don’t remember when, but somewhere along the line of my life I decided to stop using pizza sauce. Instead I use paper thin slices of fresh tomato. With a sharp, preferably serrated knife, I can get 8 – 10 slices from a medium – large tomato…. More from … Continue reading…

Sausage, Pasta and Butternut Squash

Sausage, Pasta & Butternut Squash

When I was young and foolish (and broke) my favorite breakfast after a night out was Spaghettio’s with extra chili powder. Yes, you read that correctly…. In my defense, when I was in college, our dorm rooms did not have kitchens and we were only allowed a coffee-maker and a popcorn popper.  We had a … Continue reading…