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 […]
Yes, I do mean exactly what you think I mean: one that I tote home from my local Harris Teeter supermarket, not one that I’ve cooked at home. On Sundays, the rotisserie chickens are on special–$4.99. I can’t buy a whole chicken for that price so I’ve learned the times when the freshly roasted ones […]
One of my favorite things is a combination of rice and beans–or lentils. The top of my list of comfort food (even higher than mac ‘n’ cheese) is mujadara–rice and lentils, and onions. (I discovered that if you want to find this in a Lebanese cookbook you should look for m’jadara, but then, I was […]
Salt seems to be an ingredient we take for granted. What kind of salt do you have in your kitchen? A lot of us have forsaken “table” salt for other kinds of salt. A frequent response from cooks is “kosher”. But what brand? Most of us probably know that table salt and kosher salt, while […]
It’s one of the things that I couldn’t do without in my kitchen. There are lots of options out there, but only a few really good ones. From Bon Appetit–some thoughts on cutting boards, with some good links to discussions of what’s best and why.
Now that the bees are here, thoughts turn to honey–even though it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to harvest from the hive started from the package of bees that I got on 14 April 2017–the bees must have a winter supply so that has priority over satisfying my desire for honey. I found an interesting […]