I sometimes like to cook something unexpected/newish for my daughter when she visits for dinner and an hour of So You Think You Can Dance. For ideas this week I went searching through the stack of menus kept from 18 months of weekly dinners at my mother’s house some years ago and found a recipe similar … More Spicy Cauliflower & Red Bell, BBQ Pork & Rice Noodles
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
Frittatas are popular here because they provide dinner, leftovers and, usually, breakfast the next day. This one had three baking-size russets, caramelized and raw onion, a whole can of the fire-roasted roasted green chilis stirred into the five eggs, cubed pepper jack cheese pushed into the seasoned hot potato and onion mix here and there … More Green Chili n Pepper Jack Frittata
Two sourdough starters in the fridge need regular tending, so with a bit of this and that in the fridge I decided to bake three items. The sourdough flatbread was first spread with warm, just-caramelized yellow onions, a bit of ham pieces and crumbled cheddar-jack left from one of the protein snacks. Notice the attention … More Sourdough Saturday: Flatbread & Walnut Sticks
There are days when one looks in the fridge, the freezer and the cupboards and wonders what to prepare when it seems the fixings are scant. They are seldom scant, just saying it seems that way. The pantry always holds handsful of pastas in boxes as well as at least a can of tomatoes. The … More Creamy Spiced Pepperoni con Penne
Yesterday I spent a gorgeous and perfect afternoon in another city with my daughter while Seattle celebrated Opening Day of Boating Season. She and I celebrated Mother’s Day (in part) early with lunch at Rory’s in Edmonds and watched the run-up to the Kentucky Derby at the same time. We Lyfted up the hill to … More Caramelized Red Bells n Farfalle for Mother’s Day
There were a good number of celery outer stalks in the fridge, some BBQ pork slices and a packet of petit peas in the freeze as well as some leftover Basmati rice and a couple freshly hard-boiled eggs in the fridge. What to make? Yes, variation on an old standby not made in a long … More Fried Rice, no bean sprouts? What to do?