If it were not that my outdoor thermometer is reading 46ºF I’d be calling it a snow day–grey, chilly, misty, damp, dreary. It seems like a day for “oven food”. While the oven is on, the heat won’t be coming on as much. Food and warmth in one. I’ve hit the time when cleaning out […]
Cooking for one? Frustrated with recipe adjustment? You want to improvise but not quite ready to just “wing it”? You want a fritter batter (for one or two) but the recipe serves six? Using something other than measuring cups and measuring spoons can give you a lot more freedom in the kitchen. How to Cook without […]
I’ve had a long work week, which ended in frustration this evening in–I’m hungry, but the planned meals just don’t DO it. After staring in the fridge for a while, and going back to take a few of those silly online quizzes, I still hadn’t the foggiest idea what I wanted to eat. More peering […]
Pork is one of my favorite meats, and it is not on the list of approved protein sources, although I assume it is in the category of “game and other meats” so I’m improvising a Phase 1 meal with a pork chop this evening. After reading a recipe from The Kitchn for “Sweet and Spicy […]
Do you think about advertising while you’re grocery shopping? Most likely not! I know that I don’t–but I try to do “perimeter” shopping, making a foray into the center of the store only for specific items–like drain cleaner, paper towels, or dish detergent. Where I shop, the immediate thing from the entrance is produce (with […]
Source: What I learned in the kitchen I found this while perusing the blogs that I follow (Cooking without Limits). If we were to follow these in the kitchen, cooking might cease to be frustrating, and something that we don’t want to do.
I recently received a delightful care package from a friend visiting in New Mexico–both blue and white posole, some Hatch chilli powder, and something that made me realize how often I do get on about improvisation being desirable–if not a necessity–when cooking for one. Along with the edibles, there was a jar that looked like […]