Mission Accomplished!

I didn’t think I’d make it through the entire month of posting daily, but indeed I did! It was really tough at times. And here I am with still a bunch of stuff to post before I’m done – keep an eye out in the next couple of days for my Homegrown Gourmet entry and […]

A Couple of Recommendations

One good thing that comes out of food blogging is that I have the opportunity to interact with the local community enough to get some really good tips on places to check out from those who love good food as much as I do. Most of the tips come from the feedback on my reviews […]

Northstar Cafe Veggie Burger

I am so not a veggie burger person. I’m a meat eater through and through, and have never met faux meat anything that I’ve liked. I’ve taken bites of hubby’s BK Veggie Burgers in a pinch, but it’s just not the same, cap’n! Ditto pretty much anything based in soy, seitan, or any other protein […]

Review: Nazareth Deli

When I posted my recent review of Mi Mi Cafe on Columbus Underground, one of the responses I got advised me to try Nazareth Deli, located on the other side of the same shopping center. The next time we were in the area, we gave it a try, sampling a few different dishes. While we […]

Turkey Divine

We were thoroughly sick of turkey after Thanksgiving, so it took us a couple of days to use up the leftovers. Eventually, I decided to make a dish that I modified from its original (the original uses breaded and fried boneless/skinless chicken breast or thighs instead of turkey at the bottom) that used all of […]

Carfagna’s/Carfagna’s Market

With so many choices for eating and shopping in town, it goes without saying that there are only a few places that we make regular stops – for us, one of those is Carfagna’s Market on the North Side (E. Dublin-Granville Rd). When the farmers markets are going on, this is a normal Saturday afternoon […]

Bacardi Rum Cake

We didn’t really do anything fancy for dessert yesterday – along with some brown sugar squash pie that I made last month (and had frozen), we had some rum cake we made the other day. Super simple recipe, and it improves with age. This is another one of those recipes that have been around forever, […]

Thanksgiving Day 2007

For the first time in longer than I can remember, Thanksgiving is done and overwith before 5pm, with dishes done, food put away, and me feeling none the worse for wear. Our low-key Thanksgiving went off without a hitch this year, and it’s been the best one we’ve had in years. I got back to […]

Last Minute Preparations

Well, about 22 hours and counting until we eat Thanksgiving dinner. To lessen the load tomorrow, I’m going to do a bit of prep work tonight. First, the controversy – to brine or not to brine? I cooked turkeys for many many years (stuffed, even!) without brine and they came out moist, juicy and flavorful. […]