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 […]
Chakhokhbili. I can’t blame you if your first urge was to say Gesundheit when you read this. Yes, sounds a lot like a sneeze, and for some people it is very hard to pronounce. Khokhobi in Georgian means pheasant. Traditionally this dish was made with pheasant, but chicken took its rightful place right next to pheasant because […]
It’s cold out there… Well, it’s cold out there somewhere other than Alabama. I scroll through my Facebook timeline and see posts of my remote friends about freezing cold, and knee deep snow, and I want to be there with them. I love snow. I want to be cold, curl up on the couch all […]
One of the both weird and heartwarming customs of my native land was (and I hope still is), showing up at the door of your best friends on a whim. Sure, everyone is entitled to their privacy and down time, but there is just something inexplicably awesome about closest friends being so close that unannounced […]
When it comes to cult classic recipes, consulting with the authoritative sources is a must. I feel obligated to do so because I am afraid to misrepresent the dish, give you the wrong impression of the flavor and texture, and thus, if unsuccessful, give you all, both literally and figuratively, bad aftertaste.
Don’t you just love it when everything comes together and works out as if it were planned? That’s how I felt today when (as usual at the end of the week) I was stuck with only a handful of things left in the fridge and not a whole lot of time and energy to put […]