I see why they do it in the south and of course, it goes without saying, in the UK. Taking time for afternoon tea is an immeasurably nice way to spend an hour or so in the afternoon. And if you’ve got a girlfriend to catch up on some gossip, all the better. The Harrison… Read More Taking Tea | Afternoon at the Harrison House
This meal is simple enough for a weeknight, but also sexy enough for a date night. Just like a good pair of skinny black pants. Duck turns out to cost about as much as a good piece of grass-fed beef. But somehow it seems altogether fresh and new for a weeknight meal. Toss in some… Read More Fast Fashion | Five-Spice Duck
I stood in this kitchen this morning knowing that I wanted a traditional Sunday dinner. I was in the mood to let something cook, take a bit more time preparing something. I pulled out one of my favorite books that I hadn’t looked at in a while: Heart of the Artichoke, by the wonderful David… Read More Thinking Ahead | Avgolemono – Lemon Chicken Soup
I picked up a beautiful, heavy and sweet local watermelon at my neighborhood Giant Eagle Market District. I still can’t believe that this is my normal, everyday, hey-we’re-out-of-milk grocery store – it’s humongous. But I have to give them props: for being as huge as they are, they do try for a couple of months… Read More Why Haven’t I Done This Before? | Watermelon Rind Pickles
I understand the problem as well as anyone: we’re told to eat fish for its health benefits, but it’s a challenging ingredient that leaves us either nervous or unfulfilled. We’re afraid to eat it, and when we do we’re hungry later. Well I have the solution — trout paired with bacon.
I came back from Georgia filled with Southern inspiration and several bagfuls of southern produce. The okra purchased at a farmer’s market just before we left was my favorite. And when I came home I was determined to try and remake it in a way that I found I loved. In Athens, we were lucky… Read More Monday Grill | My Favorite Okra
We just got back from vacation in Georgia. It’s such a great state with so many people committed to delicious food fresh off the farm. My kind of place, really. And to be honest, they make some mean fried chicken. While I was there I couldn’t help but do some canning of some fresh Georgia… Read More The Teaches of Peaches | Herb Nectars