Yep, that’s right. Today’s entry is completely vegetarian-friendly, from the first cilantro leaf to the last grain of rice. Yet it’s warming and satisfying, due to hearty pieces of sweet potato and a lusciously rich peanut butter-tomato sauce. Honestly, you won’t spend the whole time you’re eating fantasizing about other ingredients. Mainly because you already… Continue reading Veggies, All of It?
My Pie, That’s Why
Doesn’t everybody love baby spinach, pineapple and mushrooms on their pizza? Seriously? Why not? Weirdos. The beauty of Cast Iron Pan Pizzas, though, as dreamt in the January & February 2020 Cook’s Illustrated, is that each pizza is customizable for each person at the table. In the great deep-dish/thin-crust debate, these pan pizzas definitely side… Continue reading My Pie, That’s Why
Does Mr. Presley Approve?
You better believe he would. After all, this week brings Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Butter Frosting. As that very combination – PB and bananas – was one of Elvis’s favorites, this is exactly the sort of treat that’d leave the singer All Shook Up. Of course, the beguiling aroma drifts through the kitchen, and… Continue reading Does Mr. Presley Approve?
On the Vine
If you’re fortunate enough to have fresh strawberries, and your gardening has favored you with a bumper crop this year, try to keep the berries on the vine as long as possible before harvest. In so doing, you’ll maximize the sweetness, the juiciness, and everything else which makes just-picked summer strawberries one of life’s sublime… Continue reading On the Vine
Just Peachy, and You?
Is it possible even to be in anything other than a great mood when peaches are enjoying their moment? Bursting forth from every basket, table and shelf, from every roadside stand and farmers’ market, the globes are filled with fifteen times their weight (or thereabouts) of juicy, sweet, tangy, summery nectar. Seems to be the… Continue reading Just Peachy, and You?
There Once Was a Chef on Nantucket…
Who used oysters and clams by the bucket Until one day the market ran dry So the chef asked, “Why not give lobsters a try?” To those who think chowder means clams, I say…” The rest has been lost, but you might speculate. Point is, summer often includes a trip to the beach, and shore… Continue reading There Once Was a Chef on Nantucket…