I told you I’d have leftovers. And on a Friday night, because that’s how we roll. So after last night’s highly vegetarian dinner, I did feel like I needed a kick of iron. A good piece of red meat. Enter tonight’s steak, served with caramelized shallots and that fabulous leftover cauliflower. I know. Many of… Read More What to Serve with Steaks | Caramelized Shallots
Steaks are the ultimate in quick cooking. Fifteen minutes and dinner can be on the table. Plus if you’re feeling a little sluggish, maybe you need a little more iron, or perhaps a Guinness. Tonight’s Gaelic version was topped with sauteed onions, watercress and a whiskey reduction. This is a wonderful combination, perhaps the best… Read More Irish Cooking | Gaelic Steak
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
I told you I was out of pepper. I rectified that sad situation by visiting the newest addition to North Market this morning. Ben Walters is the foodie that has filled the spice void at the Market. And filled it he has. “We’ve already rotated through just about all our original stock, and we’ve only… Read More North Market Spices
It was Beethoven who said that “when the ideas are good, the elaboration is not of such great importance.” I think this attitude is equally important in the kitchen. Take last night’s dinner, for example steak and potatoes.
As I said in my first post, you won’t find earth shatteringly new ways to cook here, just tasty ones. The skirt steak was marinated very simply in olive oil and salt. Why? We were out of pepper and I was too lazy to shop for some. (But I will shop for some tomorrow at the new North Market Spices.)… Read More Autumn Prelude – Steak and Potatoes