I am no stranger to cooking with jerky. It is one of my favorite protein packed snacks. You can read all about my recent attempt at jerky chili in Jerky Chili Challenge. So when my friends from House of Jerky threw down the gauntlet with their new Ghost Pepper Jerky, I jumped at the challenge […]
With crisp temperatures arriving and chilly rainy days ahead, the time of light fare is over. A salad just won’t do. Comfort foods and long-simmered stews are making their way onto the restaurant menus and onto our dinner tables. Hearty, soul warming dishes are just what the doctor ordered in this fall weather.
The task […]
Summer is here. So, we head outside to savor every single moment of sunny weather. In my neighborhood, the air is perfumed with the scent of BBQ smoke. We love alfresco dining and entertaining.
When it comes to grilling, I have a reputation for being “better than a man”. While I am not sure if […]
Fresh mint is the quintessential flavor of summer. It is refreshing and adds depth and complexity to lots of very different dishes. Next time you are at the market, consider buying a bunch of mint for your next summer party. Its versatility makes mint a great partner in crime.
1. Start your evening with a […]
Spring inspires people to do unexpected things (see my previous article Spring Inspiration Tour). Among farm visits, drinking rose wine (Finally! Rose is back!) and tasting a plethora of spring menus all over town, I was inspired to go on a rampage. All because of a little plant called ramp. Several times in recent […]
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Of course, in the kitchen that means using pressure cooker. I used to live next door to a chef-instructor, who taught an entire class called Under Pressure. You see, most people (yours truly included) are nervous around pressure cookers. They have a bad rep, stemming from way back […]