Month: September 2017

Curried Shepherd’s Pie

Curried Shepherd’s Pie

It was love at first sight (or more accurately conversation) when I met my husband Nick on a street corner in Brazil. Three weeks later at a country home in Wales, I decided I was going to marry him when he cooked me a chicken curry for the first time. (more…)

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Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco)

Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco)

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling low. Much of it is the duress of our times, but there’s also a genetic component to my brain chemistry that means occasionally a blue period sweeps in like a dark cloud. When it does, I have (more…)

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Chorizo Tofu and Potato Tacos

Chorizo Tofu and Potato Tacos

I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian entrees that my whole family can get down with which is no small feat. We eat a lot of fried tofu tossed into noodle bowls or stir fried with broccoli but I know there’s a bigger world of tofu possibilities (more…)

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Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans

If you’re not Cuban can you rightly even say what Cuban Black Beans are? All I know is that this is a mash up of several influences, all of which were titled Cuban Black Beans. These are a staple in our house because they are cheap and easy to (more…)

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Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma

I am more than a little skeptical when I see recipes that seem like special equipment is required, in this case that insane rotating hot meat-sicle machine you see in kebab shops. I always assume it will be a poor imitation. But (more…)

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Cream Biscuits

Cream Biscuits

I have sung the praises of A New Way to Dinner from Food52 founders, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs many times on this blog. They call it a playbook rather than a cookbook and for good reason. It develops your sense of planning and (more…)

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Green Chicken Chili

Green Chicken Chili

Oh, Serious Eats. How I love you so. I have a major food crush on J. Kenji Lopez-Alt because a) he challenges assumptions and gets to the heart of how flavor is created thereby making you a better cook, b) his writing style in Food Lab is (more…)

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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Caramel Sauce and Strawberries

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Caramel Sauce and Strawberries

We had a lot of birthdays around here this week. We host a yoga class in our attic every Friday night followed by a potluck so this week I rustled up this cake to celebrate 4 birthdays at once. I cannot emphasis enough how easy it is and the bang (more…)

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