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

Try not to drop the jar of Garlic…like I did.

I’ve been meaning to write up, like, a billion blogs over the last few days. Each and everytime I make some FABULOUS meal though, I have been caught up in the moment and *totally* space taking photos. And puh-lease. How … 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

Cedar Plank Salmon ROCKS!

And of course I forgot to take photos of it. Apologies. My in-laws came over to play with babies today (and allow me time to play with my new chocolate temperer doohickey) and they brought over cedar planks and a … Continue reading

…It’s kinda like the Jewish Halloween

Tonight is the beginning of Purim – a holiday that I often describe as kinda like the Jewish Halloween. We dress in costumes, eat junk food, gather in groups to hear a story being read aloud and shake noise makers. Picture … Continue reading

Sweet Chili Sauce makes everything taste BETTER!

I made Veggie Potstickers for dinner tonight alongside Green Beans roasted in Garlic Confit with Lemon. Woo Hoo! Oh – and I made up a sweet chili sauce to serve over everything. Sweet chili sauce seriously makes everything taste better. C … Continue reading

Seriously, I must love you.

When C walked through the door after bringing E home, the first words I said were, ‘Seriously. I must love you.’ He looked at me quizzically, and was like, ‘Wha?’ ‘Seriously, I must love you A.LOT. Because if I didn’t … Continue reading

Two words: Sea Salt

Two more words: FREAKIN’ AWESOME. Alternate title: How do you make Chocolate Dipped Jalapeño Bites even better? Sea Salt. A teeny tiny little sprinkling of Sea Salt atop each little bite of spicy joy elevates these little treats from “GOOD” to “OH MY … Continue reading