The Food Pyramid They Don’t Teach In School

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good (wo)men to do nothing.” -Edumnd Burke The current state of our immigration policy is something I have tried to publicly ignore but like my Planned Parenthood post I feel the discussion has reached critical mass and I can’t sit idle.  The discourse seems to be…

Wine From a Soup Cup- A Story of Addiction.

The summer I turned 15, a friend called me and asked if I would be interested in bussing with her at the Italian restaurant in town called “Silvesterie’s.” I was. Bob, the owner and Executive Chef was a Sicilian man with deeply sunken dark-rimed eyes and a Burt Remolds mustache.  He had been a sniper…

I Can’t Say They Didn’t Warn Me.

One might think that someone who cooks for a living would be a kitchen gadget nut but I am not.  In my humble opinion there are only a few things you NEED in a kitchen.  Most of them are sharp knifes 🙂 While shopping the other day I decided to splurge and buy what I…

Spring A-Bread, Flour Back. Easter Bread.

After enjoying the new super moon/eclipse/equinox/Ostara day last Friday AND our tasty little chicken I thought it was time for some less gruesome kitchen activities. I love bread.  I think Dr. Atkins might be the devil incarnate but I have to admit when I follow his advice my butt shrinks.  Anyway… Bread. I LOVE BREAD.  I…

Snowed-in Cauliflower

Over the past few weeks our area has received over 70 inches of the white stuff, with more on the way next week.   Consequently we have spent A LOT of time indoors, unable to leave the house. We have taken turns doing the shopping- depending on whose schedule takes them closer to a food dispensary. The…

GOOD MORNING!!! I Give You- ‘Fry Poached Eggs.’

I love eggs for breakfast.  Lucky for me there are a lot about.  My problems begin when I try to decide how I want to cook them. For me, fried eggs (sunny up or over easy) are always a good option but one that requires fat to cook, finesse or a non stick pan (I don’t have one)…

A Quick Pumpkin Hack.

Our Sugar Pumpkin harvest left us with an issue. I wanted to get into all those little pumpkins, save the seeds to plant and cook the flesh, without making a huge pupkiny mess I would have to clean up. When it comes to cooking pumpkin, if I am not interested in the seeds I just wrap…

Wine From a Soup Cup- A Story of Addiction.

The summer I turned 15 a friend called me and asked if I would be interested in bussing with her at the Italian restaurant in town called “Silvesterie’s.” Bob, the owner was a Sicilian man with deeply sunken dark-rimed eyes and a Burt Remolds mustache.  He had been a sniper in the Marines and a professional…

Soup! Made easy.

We have a few patches of wild asparagus that grow in our yard.  Yesterday was so cold and dreary I decided it was time for some soup. I haven’t written much  about cooking on this blog and for those who know me, this might seem a little odd. First of all- I have been cooking since I…