• Labor Day Indoor Picnic

    As a kid, Labor Day was my all-time-least-favorite holiday. It meant the following day was the first day of school. I hated school. Really. I was not one of those kids who just couldn’t wait to write my dissertation on “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” I was good […]

    Labor Day Indoor Picnic
  • Seafood Pappardelle

    I’m not sure where to start, tonight. Should I start with the light-as-air homemade pappardelle pasta? Or should I sing praises to the sauce of fresh tomatoes, crab, and Alaskan cod? Or… since they were mixed together, just speak of one of the best meals I’ve had in ages?!? I […]

    Seafood Pappardelle
  • Salads and Stuff

    Once upon a time, we ate dinner-sized salads all the time. Lots of fresh greens and veggies, a bit of something grilled, and a simple dressing. Basic, colorful, fun, and filling. And reasonably nutritious. When we moved Nonna in with us, our eating habits changed quite a bit. Because of […]

    Salads and Stuff
  • Bahamian Rum Cake

    Mom would have loved this cake! While I was putting it together, I kept thinking of her making cakes, poking holes in them, pouring syrupy goodness over them… she had a lot of fun in the kitchen baking cakes and making desserts. It’s obvious, considering her “Dessert” cook book is […]

    Bahamian Rum Cake
  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    Our vision of a bountiful tomato and pepper harvest have come to naught. Timing and Mother Nature have conspired against us, this year – pitiful pickin’s, indeed. We (as in Victor) planted 7 tomato plants and 8 pepper plants the day after we returned from Sicily. The plan was to […]

    Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

    Back in another lifetime – when we lived in San Francisco – our weekends were quite different than today. We were both Monday-Friday employees and Saturdays were spent doing chores and watching the food shows on KQED. My parents would always stop by at some point in the day and […]

    Baked Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Chocolate from Modica

    Okay… It’s 10:50am and I just did something I never do at this time of day. I went into the kitchen and cut myself a piece of cake. I had to. Really. Last night I made a simple yellow cake and then made a chocolate frosting. The cake is my […]

    Chocolate from Modica
  • Birthday Burgers & Gifts in the Mail

    I decided when I got up this morning that we were going to have burgers for dinner. Ridiculous burgers with everything on them including the kitchen sink. What I didn’t know when I got up was Mr. Mailman was going to deliver a package with homemade Bread and Butter Pickles and […]

    Birthday Burgers & Gifts in the Mail
  • Pre-Birthday Bash

    Tomorrow is my 62nd birthday. I remember as a child of the ’50s thinking that in the year 2000 I would be 48 years old. Ancient. Decrepit. 2000 came and went. Add 14 additional years and 62 doesn’t seem all that bad. Other than a few aches and pains I’m […]

    Pre-Birthday Bash
  • Corn Cakes

    I was going through the links on the site today – seeing what was new and making sure they were all still current – when I got to David Lebovitz. Now… I have been unashamedly in love with David since forever. He was the pastry chef at Chez Panisse for […]

    Corn Cakes

Tim in the Kitchen »

Labor Day Indoor Picnic

Labor Day Indoor Picnic

September 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

As a kid, Labor Day was my all-time-least-favorite holiday. It meant the following day was the first day of school. I hated school. Really. I was not one of those kids who...

  • Salads and Stuff
    Salads and Stuff

    Once upon a time, we ate dinner-sized salads all the time. Lots of fresh greens and veggies, a bit of something...

    August 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm
  • Bahamian Rum Cake
    Bahamian Rum Cake

    Mom would have loved this cake! While I was putting it together, I kept thinking of her making cakes, poking holes...

    August 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Our vision of a bountiful tomato and pepper harvest have come to naught. Timing and Mother Nature have conspired...

    August 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

Victor in the Kitchen »

Seafood Pappardelle

Seafood Pappardelle

August 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I’m not sure where to start, tonight. Should I start with the light-as-air homemade pappardelle pasta? Or should I sing praises to the sauce of fresh tomatoes, crab,...

  • Pre-Birthday Bash
    Pre-Birthday Bash

    Tomorrow is my 62nd birthday. I remember as a child of the ’50s thinking that in the year 2000 I would be...

    July 27, 2014 at 7:19 pm
  • Pasta Salad
    Pasta Salad

    One of the Rites of Summer is a bottomless bowl of pasta salad in the ‘fridge. I usually leave the pasta-salad-making...

    June 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm
  • Focaccia – Ragusa-Style
    Focaccia – Ragusa-Style

    One of our many fun food finds in Sicily was a local take on focaccia. While everywhere we went, it was referred...

    June 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Bread »

Pane Siciliano Tre

Pane Siciliano Tre

June 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I got into the kitchen early this morning. I haven’t really been playing a lot, lately, and decided today was the perfect day to make up for lost calories. First thing...

  • Pane Siciliano
    Pane Siciliano

    Last night I pulled out my beat-up old copy of  The Italian Baker by Carol Field.  I had planned on making her...

    May 25, 2014 at 2:38 am
  • Onion Pistachio Bread
    Onion Pistachio Bread

      When Victor said he was going to make gnocchi for dinner this morning, my first thought – after OH...

    March 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm
  • Walnut Raisin Bread
    Walnut Raisin Bread

      I have been baking bread for more years than I care to admit to. From the thousands upon thousands of loaves...

    January 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Dessert »

Bahamian Rum Cake

Bahamian Rum Cake

August 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Mom would have loved this cake! While I was putting it together, I kept thinking of her making cakes, poking holes in them, pouring syrupy goodness over them… she had...

  • Chocolate from Modica
    Chocolate from Modica

    Okay… It’s 10:50am and I just did something I never do at this time of day. I went into the kitchen...

    August 5, 2014 at 11:35 am
  • Fried Apple Pie
    Fried Apple Pie

      We have a work party coming up next week and I need to come up with a dessert for the Party Hearty Dessert...

    July 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  • Blueberry Peach Pie
    Blueberry Peach Pie

    I had planned to make a blueberry caramel the other day, based on the raspberry caramel I made last week. Notice...

    July 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

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Labor Day Indoor Picnic

Labor Day Indoor Picnic

As a kid, Labor Day was my all-time-least-favorite holiday. It meant the following day was the first day of school. I hated school. Really. I was not one of those kids who just couldn’t wait to write my dissertation on “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” I was good […]

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Seafood Pappardelle

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I’m not sure where to start, tonight. Should I start with the light-as-air homemade pappardelle pasta? Or should I sing praises to the sauce of fresh tomatoes, crab, and Alaskan cod? Or… since they were mixed together, just speak of one of the best meals I’ve had in ages?!? I […]

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Salads and Stuff

Salads and Stuff

Once upon a time, we ate dinner-sized salads all the time. Lots of fresh greens and veggies, a bit of something grilled, and a simple dressing. Basic, colorful, fun, and filling. And reasonably nutritious. When we moved Nonna in with us, our eating habits changed quite a bit. Because of […]

Read more ›
Bahamian Rum Cake

Bahamian Rum Cake

Mom would have loved this cake! While I was putting it together, I kept thinking of her making cakes, poking holes in them, pouring syrupy goodness over them… she had a lot of fun in the kitchen baking cakes and making desserts. It’s obvious, considering her “Dessert” cook book is […]

Read more ›
Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Our vision of a bountiful tomato and pepper harvest have come to naught. Timing and Mother Nature have conspired against us, this year – pitiful pickin’s, indeed. We (as in Victor) planted 7 tomato plants and 8 pepper plants the day after we returned from Sicily. The plan was to […]

Read more ›
Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

Back in another lifetime – when we lived in San Francisco – our weekends were quite different than today. We were both Monday-Friday employees and Saturdays were spent doing chores and watching the food shows on KQED. My parents would always stop by at some point in the day and […]

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