One of the most basic things about good cooking is learning to cook with fresh food. So, what about shopping for and finding that fresh food? If you don’t have a thriving garden of your own you might find yourself strolling through the farmers market, one of the few places where it’s easy to get the freshest produce straight from the source.
Like just about everyone who’s into canning, I get excited every year at the prospect of tomato season. The one time of year when tomatoes are available in abundance. The one time of year when you can get your hands on a fresh sun ripened tomato. Tomatoes harvest at just the right time and eaten right away can actually be startlingly sweet and flavorful.
This was our first full month as parents, and while Chuck had to go back to work I still got to stay home with the little guy. Unfortunately, that’s about to end since I go back to work next week. Not gonna lie, I’m a little afraid of it. I mean how is my little guy going to make it through the day without me (read how am I going to make it through). I’m betting there’s going to be some waterworks.
Anwhoodles, here’s what we have been up to in the past month. [Read more…]
You guys, this sauce is AH-mazing. Like, lick the spoon amazing.
I’ve been making this same basic sauce for years now. It’s an Asian inspired sauce that comes together easily with many variations, but generally, the main ingredients include ginger, garlic, honey, and soy sauce. [Read more…]
In this house, I’m usually the chef de cuisine, but once in a while, Chuck takes the opportunity to step up to the plate. This is one of the first things he made me when we were dating. Obviously, it was well received. A super flavorful, smooth, and creamy sauce drizzled over aldente pasta served with a light salad and some bread to scoop up any leftover sauce makes me one happy lady. Since I’m sure that I’m not the only one who appreciates this kind of thing, I dubbed it his lady-killing dish. [Read more…]