taste perceptions
Blog Dishing It Up

Is What You Taste All In The Perception?

I recently had a run-in with a sweetbread and decided it was offal. Stop looking at me funny. That was a pun. We were ordering dinner at a restaurant celebrated for its way with food and opted for the “tasting menu.” Before a crumb…

October 6, 2017
spinach stuffed tomatoes
Method Recipes Side Dishes Vegetables Vegetarian

Stuffed Tomatoes with Spinach

Stuffed tomatoes with fresh spinach make a colorful side dish perfect for pairing with grilled or roast chicken, fish, beef or pork. Versatile and easy to pull together, leftovers make a great lunch, too! Stuffed Tomatoes with Spinach Recipe 4 medium tomatoes, hulled and…

October 6, 2017
Derailing best laid plans
Blog Life Lessons

Derailing The Best-Laid Plans

I am married to an obsessive-compulsive vacation planner. He is unable to go on a trip without making plans for the next one. I’ve tried to get him to relax, but that’s how he’s wired. As we sat in an airport bar last January…

September 1, 2017
Canning Recipes Sauces

Blueberry Habañero Hot Sauce

If you’re new to canning, keep it simple and stick with fruits. At least, that’s what my friend Kati Brown tells me. Even so, Kati’s Blueberry Habanero Hot Sauce requires a bit of education on canning how-to’s in order to pull off. But there…

September 1, 2017
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Shrimp
Main Dishes Pasta Recipes Sauces

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Shrimp

Red peppers are sweet all by themselves but charring the skin and removing it eliminates its bitterness, leaving only sweet intensity. Whirl the skinned peppers together with onion, garlic and basil and sauté shrimp to pull it all together for a creamy, easy sauce. Shrimp…

September 1, 2017