With Jewish New Year just around the corner, I feel a bout of phantom nostalgia coming on. Why phantom, you may ask? Because my family never really kept any of the Jewish traditions. Sure, my aunt made Gefilte Fish every fall, along with some other staples of classic Jewish cookery. She’d invite the family over, and we […]
LAST SEEN IN MY KITCHEN ...
Are you sick of the squash yet? You know what I am talking about — the abundant never-ending crop of zucchini and yellow crook-necks have most certainly made it to your kitchen by hook or by crook. If you didn’t plant it this year — I didn’t — one or more of your neighbors or […]
Don’t get me wrong. At 5 o’clock I was still convinced we were having a leftover night. We had plenty of leftovers to deal with, all good ones. All I had to do was get off the couch where I was comfortably settled with my new quilting project, head to the kitchen and reheat a […]
If you ever cooked a large hunk of meat, say, pot roast, picnic pork, leg of lamb, the abominable Thanksgiving turkey, or chicken, you probably have experienced the big feast aftermath syndrome. Doesn’t ring the bell? Well… you cook that beautiful cut of meat, you feed everyone until their are full to the brim, and then… and then […]
Summer is here. Suddenly we notice the change in our taste — we crave lighter dishes, we see more vegetables in our fridge and on our plate, we sip iced drinks, and I don’t know about you, but I am just not in the mood for elaborate dinner cooking marathons. Summer laziness sets in. To […]
Bagels are one of my most favorite things to eat. They are so versatile, so forgiving; they go with anything — from smoked white fish to jam — and never complain. You can eat them by themselves just fine or slather with butter or cream cheese, and you’ve got yourself a meal. New York style […]
There is nothing to discuss here, really. I love asparagus. I love pesto. I love pasta. My initially intended dinner wasn’t ready in time, so here is a quickly whipped asparagus pesto to save the day. Served with spaghetti as an emergency dinner option, but that’s not the only use, as you may guess: chicken, […]