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
My palate has wanderlust again. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Vietnamese food and the influences the French left behind. I have a hankering for Pho. I’m desperate for a good bánh mì. So it should come as no surprise that when I was invited to put together a dessert recipe Yagööt and the… Read More A Luxurious Dessert | Strawberries, Red Wine, Sriracha
I’ll admit I haven’t been the best at keeping you up to date with everything that’s been through the kitchen lately. Here’s a photo journal of some of the things (from Juneberries to cherries to ramp risotto) that I just didn’t manage to get a post up about. Playlist included Save the World, by Swedish… Read More LetMeShowYou | What’s Been in the Kitchen
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