Blog Meditation

Oxford Commas, Colons, and Videotape

During a family dinner a couple weeks ago my fellow writer and brother-in-law and I were comparing our current writing projects. Somewhere into my second Old Fashioned, the discussion turned to commas. While his current writing falls squarely in the business genre β€” and…

March 9, 2018
Spatchcock Roasted chicken with tarragon sauce
Healthy Main Dishes Poultry Recipes

Spatchcock Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

Roasted chicken is my go-to comfort food but chicken roasted in the oven doesn’t always get as crispy brown as you might like. Additionally, the white and dark meat cook at varying speeds, resulting in dried out breast meat. The solution is to spatchcock…

March 9, 2018
Tannat Wines
The Next Round Wine

Best Friend or Beast? Tannat Wines

Inspired by my recent podcast episode, this month I am unveiling a lesser known red wine grape called Tannat. Although the name corresponds to its strong tannins, winemakers can and often do mellow down Tannat wines.Β  The wine’s intense tannins are softened by either…

March 9, 2018
perfectly poached eggs
Eggs Method Recipes

Perfect Poached Eggs

Perfectly poached eggs are not as scary as you think. In fact, they’re incredibly easy if you stick to a true poaching method. All you need to do is keep a weather eye on your pot. Poached eggs are the one example where the…

March 4, 2018
Hitting the Reset Button on Defining Friendship
Blog Life Lessons

Hitting the Reset Button On Defining Friendship

A couple weeks ago a friend was having a work anniversary. I discovered this only because of LinkedIn, one of the social media platforms I intermittently weave through during the week, clicking “Likes” and occasionally sending messages. It’s not a social media platform I…

February 2, 2018
Sake braised chicken thighs
Main Dishes Pan Asian Recipes Weeknight Quickie

Sake Braised Chicken Thighs

I’ve recently become enamored with chicken thighs, particularly this recipe for sake braised chicken. A former white meat lover, I’ve discovered that rich thigh meat is versatile and easy to cook, creating a perfect plate every time. It’s pretty much impossible to dry out…

February 2, 2018