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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp, Grits, and Peppers

It’s the first day of Autumn and the hot peppers are still growing like mad. We pretty much gave up on them earlier in the season – they were looking pretty sad. The tomatoes, on the other hand, are history. We did not have our usual stellar harves...

Fish and Corn Chowder

Corn and Fish Chowder

Wow. It’s cold enough to make a pot of soup! How did that happen? It’s been raining all day – flood watch until Tuesday – with that wet, penetrating cold. Granted, I’m sill in shorts, t-shirt and thongs – flip-flops for thos...

Spaghetti and Littleneck Clams

Spaghetti and Littleneck Clams

My impulse buy of the day, today, was a bag of littleneck clams. I saw them at the store and the nex...

Cod with Braised Leeks and Fennel

Braised Leeks and Cod

The August issue of Cooking Light arrived and it was replete with seafood recipes – perfect, s...

shrimp, artichokes, and pasta

Shrimp and Artichokes and Pasta

When I was taking the shrimp and artichoke hearts out of the freezer at 3:15 this morning, I was thi...

Scallops

Let’s see… It’s Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. The dinner possibilities are...

The Weekend Food Fest

It doesn’t get much better than having dear friends over for the weekend – especially wh...

Butternut Squash and Lobster Risotto

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by things falling out of the freezer, this morning. It was ...

Shrimp Scampi Roll-Ups

I pulled a bag of shrimp out of the freezer this morning before heading off to work, told Victor I h...

Tortolloni and Lobster

While I was busy configuring my new computer, Victor was in the kitchen configuring pasta. Homemade ...

Cod, Sausage, and Fennel Cioppino

The latest edition of Fine Cooking magazine arrived a few days ago and one of the first recipes I sa...

Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna

We were watching Jacques Pépin – one of my most favorite chefs – the other night when h...

Shrimp, Veggies, and a Loaf of Bread

There’s more food coming into the house right now than is going out. Time for some creative co...

Shrimp and Grits – Mexican-Style

July 1st. Independence Day weekend. 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ...