Life continues to move forward… Our ballots were received in Pennsylvania, all of the paperwork for the home financing has been submitted – and there is a ton of paperwork – VA appraisal is in progress, and we’ll know our official move-in date in 8 days. Moving forward. We’re even getting more creative with our… Continue reading Two-Burner Cooking
We’re definitely not going hungry at our house. Last time I was grocery shopping in the real world was 2 weeks ago when I was at my favorite Trader Joe’s. I did an online order from Wegmans through InstaCart and we received it this past Sunday. Today was a delivery from Atlantic Spice, and on… Continue reading Corona Cooking
Grocery shopping has certainly changed… Gone are those leisurely treks to the store, meandering up and down the aisles without a care in the world… Nowadays, it’s closer to a Mad Max movie – trying to get in and out as quickly as possible, grabbing whatever is available. I was able to do a great… Continue reading Isolation Cooking
For a spice that is so popular, I must say that trying to find Aleppo Pepper out here in the culinary wasteland of the Philadelphia suburbs is nigh-on impossible. Thank goodness for online shopping or our culinary staples would be reduced to white bread and black pepper. Aleppo pepper is named for the city of… Continue reading Risotto with Aleppo Pepper
My impulse buy at the produce store on Monday was a huge pattypan squash. I had never seen one that size, so I thought it would be fun to see what I could do with it. While we did end up with a pretty good dinner, I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to get… Continue reading Stuffed Pattypan Squash
It seems that the more I learn, the less I know. I learn a bit of something and next thing I know, I need to learn a dozen more things to learn the how’s and why’s for the first thing to make sense – or to put something in perspective. The minutiae… We were watching… Continue reading Taboun and Spiced Chicken
I’m sitting here with the Summer Cold From Hell. Since I actually don’t remember the last time I had a cold – it’s been a few years, at least – I suppose I shouldn’t complain, too much. On the other hand, it really sucks. We missed out on a Phillies/Giants game, today, but since the… Continue reading Thugs and Ainsley
Our new favorite thing to have in the ‘fridge is a big batch of grilled vegetables. They can be eaten cold as a salad, or warmed and used as a side dish or ingredient for something else – total versatility. And reasonably healthy, as well. Today’s batch included: broccoli cauliflower mini potatoes asparagus green onions… Continue reading Grilled Vegetables
We were watching a cooking show a while back and the folks were in France. Someone was whipping up a quick hors d’oeuvre and pulled out some Boursin from the ‘fridge. She said that Boursin could be found in every refrigerator in France – it’s the French Velveeta! Who am I to argue? We have… Continue reading Boursin Burritos
We’ve been harvesting more cucumbers. I think by this weekend we’ll be making a chilled cucumber soup. call me naive, but I really didn’t know one little plant would be producing so much! It’s rather fun, because cucumbers are not something I’ve ever really thought about. I mean… sliced or cubed into a salad, but… Continue reading More from the Garden
We’re off to the produce store in the morning after the gym, so it’s time to clean out the ‘fridge. Sunday dinner can be a lot of fun when we’re in use-up-what’s-in-the-fridge mode. Fortunately, we’re pretty good at it – lots of experience over the years! First, I sliced, floured, and lightly cooked a chicken… Continue reading Chicken ‘n’ Veggies
Do you ever see a recipe and decide that you have to cook it right this very minute?!? That’s pretty much how I felt when I saw a recipe for a salad with a parmesan egg on top, except I didn’t want to make the salad – it was all about that fried egg and cheese. It sounded too ridiculously good not to make right away.
Spoiler Alert: It’s ridiculously good.