I grew up with cast iron–and I still love it. I have some enamel cast iron cookware (Le Creuset), but I also use the plain black cast iron stuff that is a workhorse in the kitchen, for example, my griddle. Lodge is a readily available brand., likely even at your local hardware store. Plain black […]
It’s been a busy time of year, but I hope all of you have joyful and happy holidays–whichever you choose to celebrate. May you find lots of good food, wine, and friends in the season.
I admit that I’ve succumbed and now have an Instant Pot (IP). I’m pleased with everything I’ve done in it so far, but I think I’m cognizant of what its capabilities are so I’m not going to ask it to do things that just aren’t realistic. I don’t expect the same results from a braise […]
The season for gifts is approaching. I’ll admit that I don’t do many holiday gifts–if I find something I want to give a friend, I’ll just do it so I’ve very little “Christmas” shopping to do–and it’s already done! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have some things that would make great gifts for the […]
May your day be filled with good food, wine (or other spirits), friends and convivial conversations!
The most recent email (today) from Taste is extolling the virtues of digital cookbooks, and along with that, there are some links to so specials from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks. I am a fan of ebooks–even cookbooks since a lot of what I do is look at them for inspiration, and maybe just […]
I have a dedicated spice grinder (one of those little “coffee grinders” that doesn’t work on coffee,) but I’ve decided that I need a good mortar and pestle. I gave away the wooden ones and the porcelain ones that just don’t work either. Why do I want a mortar and pestle? Well, the spice grinder does […]