I wanna join a CSF (like a CSA but for FISH!)

The twins love salmon. I mean, like, order them each an adult sized portion of fish for dinner because they’ll eat it all. I try to incorporate fish into the weekly menu at least once, hopefully twice. I like buying … Continue reading

How I got my 2 year old to eat 3 helpings of fish

I poached it in oil. To be honest, these two will eat fish in almost any format. Fried, baked, grilled – just not tuna salad. *shrugging shoulders*   Last months issue of Bon Appétit had a recipe for an Oil-Poached … Continue reading

Backyard Tomato + Puff Pastry = HAPPY HAPPY

So I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner tonight. Eggplant Rollatini with Pesto Ricotta? Simple Veggie Sushi? Leftover BBQ Chicken?   And then I got an email from The Kitchn.com: Three Cheese Tomato Tart. Wha-WHAT? That SERIOUSLY looks easy enough that … Continue reading

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Nigella+Me=Disappointed.

Seriously, I SUCK at following recipes. They’re like…I dunno, a black of excellence. Give me suggestions and ingredients – I’ll make you something amazing. Give me exact instructions – I tend to fail. I have NO IDEA why this happens. … Continue reading

HUZZAH!

So we got this collection of spices from my Great-Aunt Yvonne for our wedding. One of which I stuck in the back of the pantry and promptly forgot about. Yesterday, I – for whatever reason – remembered the one jar … 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

Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … 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

I don’t think there’s ANY way to make this look appetizing…

I make a version of tuna salad that E really likes. It’s one of her favorite meals that I make – and one that she requests ALL.THE.TIME. We’re big fans of using food coloring in this house. Rainbow pasta, dyed … 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