The “Art” of Food

I’ve been trying to experiment a bit with foods lately. I’m interested in improving my health by decreasing the fats and sugars that I consume. I’m also hoping to find foods that are more environmentally friendly than our usual American fare. Add in the fact that I get bored easily and you can imagine howContinue reading “The “Art” of Food”

Sometimes You Just Gotta Punt

So I went to the Farmer’s Market the other day. This market is one of my favorite signs of summer; full of local produce, locally made soaps and jams and jewelry and breads. Locally raised meats, and eggs and cheese. I love it. I love going there on Friday afternoons and seeing what I canContinue reading “Sometimes You Just Gotta Punt”

Yes, You Can Stir Fry Like a Pro!

Way back in the early 1980s, when I was a new wife/cook, I wanted to learn how to make Asian food. Everybody back then was into “stir fry” and I wanted to learn. When you’ve been raised by Italians, the idea of mastering Asian cooking can seem overwhelming. But I bought myself all of theContinue reading “Yes, You Can Stir Fry Like a Pro!”

Ginger Carrot Soup. Really.

I have been horribly ignoring this blog. Mea culpa. It just started to feel like work, and love of food should never be work. So. I pledge to share some wicked easy recipes again over the next few days. I might not have photos, but I got food. This is the story of ginger carrotContinue reading “Ginger Carrot Soup. Really.”

Competitive Cooking?!?

So I went to visit my Mom last weekend. At 90 years old, she doesn’t get up and about very much these days. She watches a lot of TV. Most of her TV watching consists, for reasons that defy explanation, of violent cop shows that make me cringe. Like NCIS and CSI and those otherContinue reading “Competitive Cooking?!?”

Mangiamo!

Are you ready, fellow cooks? Now that you have all of your staples and proteins and all those great spices, it’s time to make sauce!! Pasta sauce. Tomato sauce. Red sauce. Or “gravy” as some misguided Italian Americans call it. Today we’re making a basic marinara sauce. No meatballs, no sausage or veal or pork.Continue reading “Mangiamo!”

So Who Wants To Make Soup?

Mmmmm, soothing, delicious soup. For reasons that are beyond my limited powers of comprehension, a lot of people think it’s hard to make soup. I don’t get it. When I was little, our family enjoyed home made soup every Monday night. My mom was at home with six kids while my Dad worked and wentContinue reading “So Who Wants To Make Soup?”