In most households, you always knew what you were eating on Thursdays and Sundays (and sometimes in between). There was no regard to calories or carbs and, least of all, portion control. “Mangia…the people in (fill-in-the-blank) are starving.” Continue Reading
You should know from the start that I’m sort of a wine snob.
I know what I like.
I just don’t always know why.
So I’m not a connoisseur. Hell, no! After many wine tastings and classes, I understand ‘finish’ and ‘legs’ but when we get into identifying aroma and notes, I’m lost. ”Bottoms up” becomes my motto. I just go for the gusto.
This Easter Sunday I took a long walk down memory lane as I passed some time looking through old photos. I was reminded of my childhood Easters…and then continued the journey through the subsequent years.
Afterwards, I got in the kitchen and created a delicious twist on a traditional holiday side dish!
My biggest pleasure in blogging is derived from how it feeds (pun intended) my creative being. This is a good example. While I’ve always been an innovative cook, I wonder what my former self would have done with those pork chops. How far would I have taken them? Would I have thought of the marinade or would I have gone the extra step and pureed the vegetables to turn them into this scrumptious sauce.
Blogging makes you accountable and helps
you me to keep pushing the envelope. This one is a definitive winner! Continue Reading
When my family and I decided to get together today to plan our excursions for an upcoming cruise to Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, I said “I’ll make brunch.” And, I didn’t even skip a beat deciding what to make. No rush out to the market; rather, I made do with what was at hand…leftovers from my Asian Burger and Snow Pea Slaw.
As regular readers of FOODalogue know, I love to dabble with Asian ingredients at home. I don’t profess my recipes are an authentic representation of Asian cuisine. In fact, one of my readers recently pointed out that I mix traditional ingredients from various countries. Whatever. It sure tastes good! Continue Reading
Here’s a little different take on a burger and slaw. It was made with not much forethought. In fact, I started out to do a stir fry and at the last minute decided I felt like having a burger so I just pushed forward. Had I taken an extra minute or two to think it through or googled for some ideas, it would have been even better.
But, come and take a look — and I’ll tell you what went right and what didn’t. Continue Reading
We’ve gotten to know each other pretty well over the past 3 years and I hope you’ll agree that FOODalogue has always tried to present tasty, colorful and relatively healthy food choices for readers. And, what I suggest to you is what I eat myself.
Over the same period we’re talking about, I put on some unwanted weight. Yeah, I’ve also put on 3 years and been somewhat lax in my exercise routine spending more sedentary time on my laptop writing to you all. But, still…NOT FAIR! I got ticked off. Continue Reading
Loved this! Alas, not for sale (display only) which is a good thing because where the hell would I put it?