I’m continuing with my recipe posts devoted to one of my favorite methods of cooking; broiling. Take a look at my latest video below. I’ll show you how to make delicious charred zucchini in the broiler. You won’t believe how … Continue reading Charred Zucchini with Rigatoni, Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mixed Herbs
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
I’m so happy to announce the winner of the “I ❤ San Marzano DOP Tomatoes” recipe contest! Joan Velush’s Tomato, White Bean Soup with Rosemary recipe really “crushed” the competition (yes, the recipe uses crushed tomatoes)! Congratulations to Joan and … Continue reading The Winner!
I’ve wanted to write about my obsession with popovers for the longest time. The idea that this simple, delicious, light, and delicate roll can be made quickly, with few ingredients, does more to lift my spirits these days than just … Continue reading Pop-up, Popover
Do you broil regularly, or are you intimidated by it? I know so many GREAT cooks, probably like some of you that don’t understand broiler fundamentals. They avoid broiling because they’re afraid of burning food beyond recognition, rendering it an … Continue reading Broiler Cooking 101: Tuna Melt
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
Towards the end of the summer, I decided to join a couple of friends at what would be our first in-person lunch since the pandemic began. We agreed on Geronimo, a place I had never been to before that had … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Grain Bowls
I thought it would be fun to share one of the virtual cooking classes I taught over the summer. There were many people from all across the country in attendance, even as far as Canada, I’ve come to learn. Of … Continue reading Sheet-Pan Shrimp & Vegetables with Orange Dressing
Way back in 2011, I posted a recipe for banana bread. Since then, I’ve modified the recipe a bit to include another indulgence, dark chocolate or cacao nibs. I’m reposting the updated recipe here and a quick show-and-tell video outlining … Continue reading Easy Banana Bread
As we approach week 10 of quarantine, I continue to think of ways to be mindful of food waste. That brings me to the complete and total pain and guilt I’ve felt about my sourdough starter discard. Admitting it is … Continue reading Sourdough Discard, Part 1
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone the very best for 2020. I’m so thrilled to announce that one of my recipes made it into Fine Cooking Magazine’s list of Top Ten Most Popular Recipes of 2019! I’ve included the recipe below, … Continue reading One of the Top Ten!
Whoever wrote the immortal words “good things come to those who wait,” was absolutely correct. The most important quality I stress when preparing Chad Robertson’s sourdough boule from his San Francisco based bakery, Tartine, is patience. Watch my YouTube videos … Continue reading Making a Beautiful Sourdough Boule
Fresh, sweet lobster reminds me of summer vacations with my family in Maine. The memories are still so vivid that if I close my eyes, I can almost smell the briny ocean as we drove to the lobster shacks along … Continue reading Lobster Love!!!
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!
Now that we’ve spent a little quality time together discussing general food-related topics, I can begin to move this blog towards some of the core ideas I originally had in mind. The real “food-for-thought” behind this blog is to get … Continue reading Grain, Grain, (Don’t) Go Away!!!