Cherub was at school this morning so I had time to peruse the aisles at New Asian Supermarket without worrying that she would try to “pet” a fish in the tanks or topple a display of gigantic bottles of Squid brand fish sauce. Good times. But as I was doing this, I was realizing just how important… Read More Spicy Skirt Steak with Far Eastern Flair
We have a love for just about all things English in this house: Shaun and Ed, Brit rock, Liberty fabrics, English comedy (the original Office, please), Chelsea football, Stilton, the Queen, English gardens, and the concept of a “local.” Give me some grass-fed beef and I’ll give you a pie. I could have used some… Read More Pub Night: Steak Pie with Mushy Peas
Maia and I enjoyed cocktails and dinner at The Rossi tonight. Maia is rather worldly and has been just about everywhere in this fair city of ours. I love that about her. She can order with the pros. I started with a Ohio Apple Pie cocktail with some Brothers Drake mead because I just recently tasted… Read More Cocktails at the Rossi with Maia
For those of you who have been following the goings on in Persephone’s Kitchen, you’ll know most important things to me are techniques, tradition and family. I’m determined not to lose the family history that is contained in recipes handed down generation to generation. As a result, Persephone doesn’t always do the cooking. This morning, while the… Read More Sunday Dinner: Lasagna, Meatballs, Sausage and “Gravy”
Weeknight meals aren’t super complicated around here. That doesn’t mean they have to be the same old boring flavors that make you want to tear your hair out. Ok, maybe that’s just me that gets worked up like that. But I digress. Today I’m not going to give you so much of a recipe as
A great suggestion for one of the things you can do to participate in local foods week is eat at a “locally-minded” restaurant. So to make sure we touched as many points on the Eat Local Challenge Pledge Card as we could this week, my family visited the cheerful Caskey family at Skillet for lunch today. Even home-body Persephone… Read More “Eat at a Locally-Minded Restaurant”: Let’s go to Skillet!
I can’t tell you how much I love short ribs. They’re cheap, they’re easy to prepare, and with a little forward planning, they’ll give you more flavor than cuts that are five times the price. Unfortunately, they’re also terribly underutilized in the home kitchen. Even if you aren’t that comfy in the kitchen, they are… Read More Dinner, Day Three: Braised Short Ribs from Flying J Farm