We should call these HOT DAMN Split Peas

Why? Um, because they are SO DAMN GOOD. I made up this recipe…kind of a riff on lotsa recipes I’ve heard of in passing. I took a handful of peeled shallots, sautéed them in a splash of Garlic Confit, added … Continue reading

I don’t know if you could really call this Tartar Sauce…

Since it’s Passover right now, everything is kinda turned upside down in our kitchen. We are limited in our options and ingredients – even more so than usual. In this house, for the duration of the holiday, we don’t eat … Continue reading

Matza-Chicken Turnovers

  Today for dinner I decided to make some chicken wrapped in matza, dipped in egg and then fried. I served this with sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach (my old standby). In theory, what you’re supposed to do is ‘moisten’ the … Continue reading

Cherry tomatoes make good squishy missiles

We had one of C’s friend over for dinner tonight. Athi is really health conscious and I wanted to honor his dietary needs – so after some discussion, we settled on making some sort of chicken for dinner. I made … Continue reading

I *WISH* I’d eaten leftovers

Dinner tonight sucked. I was feeling stressed…so of course I decided to make something complicated like Pad Thai. I’ve made this a few times before, but I was obviously distracted…so I burnt the shallots and the noodles were, well, in a word, … Continue reading

Ploughman’s Lunch: Plough as in Dough or as in Plow??

Fairway grocery store is DELICIOUSLY evil. I was seriously walking through the store MOWING DOWN on a very fresh baguette. I got a few *choice* stares from other shoppers. Probably because WHO CAN BE SILENT as they chew fresh bread??? I … Continue reading

Doin’ the Candy Dance

Two days ago C asked me if I’d ever candied ginger before. “Um,” I replied, “I’ve eaten candied ginger….Does that count?” And so the quest for candied ginger recipes began. Can you guess who came to the rescue? None other than … Continue reading