This started with my current obsession, which is oddly and plainly, roasting potatoes. From which rose a lovely collection of small plates that we passed and shared over a couple of glasses of wine. Well, Cherub didn’t have any wine. It was all easily pulled together a Monday night on a long weekend, Memorial Day… Read More Holiday Weekend | Greek Mezedes
Spring has forsaken us for a moment here in Ohio. The 40’s are not really doing it for me. Yes, I remember it’s still February. But I long for barefoot weather. I crave a muddy, just-pulled summer carrot and the sight of my coriander having, once again, gone to seed before I can get a… Read More Warmth | Carrot and Corriander Risotto
Didn’t they always serve roast lamb on Sundays back in the Mad Men era? This Greek-inspired lamb shoulder with an olive sauce is worth all the trouble and forward planning you might have to do. Hades and I had a hankering for some lamb after the Greek Festival last weekend. Maybe with some olives. And… Read More Greek, Only Not | Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Olives
The humble moule. Such a tasty yet inexpensive little gem. Pair them with the late-summer tomatoes and peppers still prevalent at local farmers’ markets, a dash of spice, and you can transport your plate to the Incense Route. A two pound bag will set you back about six bucks at Whole Foods. Buy a loaf… Read More An Exotic Meal, In Season, and On the Cheap
It’s my favorite summer food holiday. Hades considers it his Christmas. It’s the Greek Festival held annually (38 times annually to be exact) by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on High Street. When Hades and I moved here three years ago, it was the first festival we went to in Columbus. We had our… Read More Food and Family: A Greek Tradition in Columbus
Feel like you’ve spent your entire life in the customer service line? Tired of being fed the robotic, ubiquitous and industrial tomato soup with grilled processed cheese? Then give today’s lunch menu a go with someone you love. This light and tasty combo is vegetarian friendly and takes advantage of two peak late-summer crops. Its… Read More Soup and Sandwich for Two
We’re on the cusp of September and the tomato plants are on their last legs. There are still a ton of green tomatoes on the vines, but I wonder if we’ll have enough hot days to turn the rest. My guess is not. I’ll take this as an opportunity to learn how to make stuff besides fried green tomatoes.
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