My daughter is briefly visiting from London (while also working from 6 AM to 5 PM because her employer abroad is American, so two different time zones) and high on her list of favored dishes is my lower-fat version of the famous eggplant Parmesan. How lower in fat? I skip the egg-dipping, breading and frying … More Mock Eggplant Parmesan: don’t mock it.
Originally posted on Ms Chef in Seattle:
I wrote it a number of years ago, and like to put it up every year. It’s sung by Scottish tenor Andrew McDiarmid, played by me and with an occasional harmony audible. Merry Christmas!
That’s right. A second batch of chocolate fudge, this time without the walnuts, because more people prefer not to have their chocolate interrupted by a nut.
Golly, it’s late and I couldn’t figure out how to get this joke to just repost for me with the 2 changes I made, so here it is, doggone it. https://mschefinseattle.com/2015/11/27/thanksgiving-joke-told-yearly-told-again/
I hosted a small, casual luncheon birthday party on Sunday for Mark’s 65th. I made hot, soft sourdough garlic bread with Montana Starter #1 served with a dipperful of Tomato Khanooj. Eggplant is roasted. Red sauce is made. The two are chopped to bits in a food processor, the same as baba khanooj, only different. … More Tomato Khanooj or Eggplant Parm Dip
Sometimes we plan to make a certain dinner item, then make something else with the same ingredients. That’s the nature of cookery. Sometimes we don’t know exactly what we’re going to cook, but take steps to lead us in the direction we’ll ultimately take. Yesterday I’d intended to make a casserole of brown rice and … More Unexpected Casserole: Roasted Veggies, Rice, Cheese Sauce
I’m fond of mixing Mexican and Middle Eastern or Indian cuisines in the same meal, especially on a long-meal-Friday. * Tonight it was chicken breast marinated in dried cumin, coriander and red pepper flakes, fried a bit in the drippings left from roasting onions, red bell pepper and mushrooms, tossed with some fresh cilantro and … More Cilantro Chicken with Baba Khanooj: cross-cultural Long Meal Friday
I’m not cooking a dinner today because my daughter is sitting in a chair in her boss’s penthouse watching a dog, so we’ve postponed the traditional meal and suffice with best wishes for a good day. I will watch some football instead of spending the day in the kitchen. Here, though, it’s time to roll … More Thanksgiving, Always Great
Welcoming the college football season and the three teams that I follow* all televised on channels readily available, I decided to spend the commercials and listening time in the kitchen, slicing onions and stirring them every few minutes as they slowly warmed in olive oil and turned to caramelized goodness in the cast iron frypan. … More Welcoming College Football Season with Caramelized Onions
I love a potluck because it’s fun to make something for a crowd once in awhile as well as dig into something special made by other cooks (and chefs.) Seattle has block parties once a year for Neighborhood Watch and my block participates. New residents and people who’ve lived here longer take the opportunity to … More Seattle Night Out: Block Party Potluck with Spicy Eggplant Parm Dip, Rustic Garlic Bread and Blackberry Ice Cream