Winter is right around the corner, along with cold, short days and longer nights. If you’re anything like me, you’re already beginning to miss the warm days of summer, and rich, sweet, juicy tomatoes plucked right from the vine. You … Continue reading I ❤ San Marzano DOP
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background, or their religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes … Continue reading No One is Born Hating…
I’m pretty lucky that my friends and colleagues in the test kitchen usually humor me, and I’m missing that right now as we approach our fifth week in quarantine. Several weeks before our lives changed from normal to an episode … Continue reading Missing the Test Kitchen
I’m proud of the fact that I grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood. Like it or not, we all lived side by side, for better or for worse. Name an ethnicity, and we pretty much had it covered. From … Continue reading Thank You, Hilda!
My first encounter with this divine grain-based meal happened a couple of summers back. I was minding my own plate at a lazy afternoon picnic, and try as I might, I just couldn’t manage to keep my eyes off the … Continue reading Will You Mujadarrah Me?
Halloween is here! So many kids (and adults as well) are looking forward to celebrating. In just a few short hours, doors will open to a constant parade of monsters, superhero’s, celebrities and demons expecting that much-anticipated treat. Many of … Continue reading Things That Scare Me!
Lucky me!!! Look where I’ve been! I’m very excited to share my most recent special food journey with you. In fact, I’m so excited about it that I’m posting my images before the blog text because I truly believe that … Continue reading CHINA!!!
This year, Greek Orthodox Easter (Eastern) and Catholic/Protestant Easter (Western) are celebrated on the same day, April 24. More times than not, the dates for Eastern and Western Easter don’t coincide. In fact, 2014 is the next time Eastern and … Continue reading Two for One Special!!!
What is Passover? In one word, it’s a celebration! And one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays worldwide. Passover has ancient, historical and spiritual roots that run through all generations then and now, always and forever. According to the … Continue reading Passover!
You must know by now that there’s nothing more comforting to me than food, glorious food. However, being the food-junkie that I am (and it is by all means an addiction), there have been times when I just couldn’t control … Continue reading Buddha-full Buddha Bowl
Now that the Oscars are heading our way, it’s time to gear up for a fantastic night of fun, surprise, sadness, happiness and, yes, sometimes anger as the winners of the highest honor in the movie business are revealed. What … Continue reading Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels
Aside from going bananas in and around what I’ve counted as the ninth snow storm to date (with more coming our way), I’ve been spending a lot of time with my bread machine. Why? Who knows? Perhaps it’s because being … Continue reading Going Bananas!