Oma’s Red Cabbage

Yesterday, I saw a red cabbage at the farmer’s market – and I thought back to the recipes that MY Oma used to make, and remembered that red cabbage kraut was one of her favorites. So even though this recipe is called “Oma’s Red Cabbage”, it’s not one of my Oma’s recipes, although it very […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 8/30/08

What does it say about me that I never made it to Clintonville today because I blew my whole budget mid-way through Worthington? Last week, all the shopping I did was for the BBQ on Sunday, and other than that, I spent the whole week eating convenience foods (I think I kind of knew I […]

Cherry and Zabaglione Cream Tart

Sorry I haven’t been around for the past few days, folks – I’ve spent the better part of this week in a NyQuil induced haze while a really nasty chest cold took it out of me and completely drained me of any energy. I’m finally feeling better, so I’m back on the computer and back in the kitchen. So […]

Party Recipes and Notes

Just a quick aside to those of you who attended the BBQ here yesterday and asked me for recipes – like I said, nearly everything I made has been blogged about before, but to save you some time from looking through the archives, here’s a quick list of links to the recipes. Goat Cheese Tomato […]


One of the things I miss most about living in South Jersey/Philly are the ubiquitous cheesesteak shops on every corner. But lucky me had the benefit of working for one of those cheesesteak shops as a teenager, so even though it’s near impossible (with the exception of Benny’s, natch) to get a good cheesesteak here […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 8/23/08

We kind of knew before we started that this would be a long morning. I had a few items I needed to get from the North Market (some cheese from Curds and Whey, wine from Grapes of Mirth, prosciutto from Best of the Wurst, rosemary walnuts from the Greener Grocer) for tomorrow’s BBQ/Potluck, which necessitated […]

Review: Alana’s Food & Wine

Our first experience with Alana’s was at the Slow Food Columbus United Estates Wine Dinner back in April. We were so blown away by the food after that dinner that we meant to go back to Alana’s right away for dinner; but you all know how life gets in the way sometimes, and it wasn’t […]

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday, and I have just got to say that I’m the luckiest girl alive. See what my wonderful husband made me, from scratch? :::swoon::: It tastes as good as it looks. Italian Cream Cake recipe courtesy Southern Living Magazine serves 12 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups […]