Taste and Create: The Spiced Life

I’m really getting my Taste & Create entry in at the last minute, because tonight has truly been a comedy of errors. My partner for this round was Laura of The Spiced Life – I was extremely delayed in getting this done because I changed my mind about what I wanted to make about 5 […]

TWD: Mixed Berry Cobbler

The recipe for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie is definitely a timely one, since I’m up to my armpits in berries of all sorts. So I was actually looking forward to giving this recipe for Mixed Berry Cobbler a try, to compare with my own recipe. So for the filling, I went for variety and […]

Review: Hoover Grille

Update: Hoover Grille is now closed. A new restaurant, Bel-Lago Waterfront Bistro, is in its old location. We’ve tried to go to Hoover Grille before during dinner time, but have always been faced with an impossibly long wait, so when we were able to go recently for lunch (and a very late lunch at that), […]

One Local Summer 2008 – Week 3

Ah, another weekend, another edition of One Local Summer. This week was tough for me on an eating local level – since I missed the farmer’s markets last week, I didn’t really have many local veggies to work with, so I made do with some locally produced products along with some local meat I had […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 6/21/08

Happy solstice, everyone! For better or worse, summer is finally here. Up at the crack of dawn again, and we made our way out to the North Market before 8am. It looks like strawberries are winding down (last week they’ll be available until fall from what I understand), and today I found these lovely raspberries […]

Apples & Thyme: Sauerbraten

The Apples & Thyme food blogging event asks us to celebrate the influence of our mothers and grandmothers in the kitchen. Needless to say, my German Oma (great-grandmother) has had the most influence on my cooking – I spent the formative years of my life standing on a stool next to her and learning everything […]

Frugal Fridays: Southwest Mac and Cheese

Frugal Fridays is a new food blogging event that challenges you to feed a family of four for one meal for under $10.00. Even though I sometimes spend big bucks on fancy ingredients, I’m feeling the pinch too when it comes to my dollars stretching at the supermarket. This was a dish I developed when […]