Oh My Cod

Curry Butter Icelandic Cod with Brandied Currants & Balsamic Infused Lentils: So first off – this was an “oh my god” dish that brought the best out of every ingredient. I have been enjoying sous vide as a technique for … Continue reading

Teed Up

Spanish Ham Croquettes (Croquetas de Jamon)

Croquetas de Jamon (Spanish Ham Croquettes): Great cooking can be compared to golfing. If you have ever played golf, and your head was somewhere else or thinking about work or that person that ran you off the road, you will … Continue reading

Ramp It Up

Ramp & Buttermilk Biscuits with Coriander

Ramp Biscuits with Cracked Coriander: With a wonky spring season and the onset of summer around the corner, we were scrambling to cook at least a few more of our many seasonal favorites. The winter was a long one, with … Continue reading

Naan Sense

Homemade Naan

Homemade Oven-Baked Naan: This week’s grocery checklist included “Naan” bread and after searching through several aisles, finally found a small display at the back of the store with only two packages left. Needless to say, the presentation, and their back … Continue reading

Flower Power

Roasted Salmon with Cauliflower Puree & Sunflower Greens

Roasted Salmon with Cauliflower Puree & Sunflower Greens: Having grown up in the 1970’s being served frozen and canned vegetables, it’s no wonder I used to despise the very thought of green beans, spinach, or the worst, vegetable medley. Later … Continue reading

Suffering Succotash

Succotash with Fresh Corn & Farro

Succotash with Fresh Corn & Farro: I have some not so fond memories growing up with ill-conceived succotash. Ill-conceived in that it was often thrown together in haste with frozen or canned vegetables and called dinner. My mother was not … Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom

Fregola Sarda Pasta with Olives & Tomatoes

Fregola Sarda Pasta with Olives & Tomatoes: The other night Victoria and I shared an amazing Italian dinner with some close friends. It was the kind of meal that lingered with me for days, as I craved just one more … Continue reading

Vegging Out

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice: I came across an article recently on how Thomas Edison arrived at inventing the light bulb. It was actually some eighty years earlier where less well known scientists experimented with electricity that made carbon filaments glow. But … Continue reading

Unusual Bedfellows

Sundried Tomato Chicken with Spinach Rice: Foodgawker is a magical wonderland of foodie inspiration. If nothing else, the simple scrolling through mountains of imaginative and well photographed dishes from all around the globe is a pleasure in itself, even if … Continue reading

Comfortably Pickled

Tomato Soup with Spicy Crab & Shrimp: The fruits from our laboriously disappointing garden this year yielded a miniscule selection of eggplant and cucumbers, and a variety of fresh tomatoes. However, V successfully made several batches of refrigerator pickled cucumbers, … Continue reading