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 […]
You have to forgive me for giving you a false start of the soup season earlier this fall, in 85 degree weather. I hope you’ll be understanding because soup is my favorite thing. But now I no longer have any formal restrictions. We are officially in the end of fall folks, even here in the […]
I proclaim the soup season of 2013-14 officially open. Yeah, yeah, I know, we still have at least six more weeks of this hellish heat and humidity, but I can smell the fall already. There is just something in the way the air smells in the morning, the dew beads on the grass blades, the […]
Today there is going to be no nostalgic excursions. I threw this stew quickly together for dinner the other day, and it turned out very well. It’s got a somewhat soupy consistency because I didn’t brown the meat, I sweated it together with onions, just like my mom taught me. Then I added a few […]
Today is going to be just a quick post. No nostalgic ramblings, no gastronomical musings, no pseudo-scientific reports. This dish is effortless. I did no research, no recipe comparison, no option evaluation. All I did was — chop and load, chop and load. Shocked? Me, too!
To celebrate the last day of the National Soup Month, I made this quick and easy Spanish Sausage & Lentil soup. I’ve made it before several times. The major difference this time — I tried it in a clay pot (bean pot). This beautiful Italian bean pot has been sitting idly in my cabinet for […]
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 […]