The early spring foraging in our area is starting to round down now. The morels were overheated by the ridiculous heat wave last week, the fiddleheads have long passed and the leeks, while still around aren’t as good now. And these are just a few of my favorite things. While I’m sad to see it go, I’m also excited for all the wonderful veggies about to be available in the garden.
It’s a pretty awesome thing when morels just pop up in your back yard. It happened last year as well, but honestly, I didn’t expect that kind of luck twice. There were even more of them this year, which is super exciting. I’m not holding out hope for next year so as not to be disappointed. I know that I’m eventually going to have to learn how to actually find these guys out in the wild, but for now, this works. [Read more…]
Dal is a traditionally Indian dish that has a tendency to look a little different depending on whose home you’re in. It’s kind of like tomato sauce in Italy. Every family has “their” recipe and it’s the best one you’ll ever have, according to them, anyway.
These are the kinds of recipes that I love. They are rustic and homey and so, so comforting. I may not have any Mideast or Asian genes in me (but really who knows these things?), but I can still appreciate all the feels that this dish brings. It was a welcome comfort after the wild weekend and stressful week that happened last week. [Read more…]
Ok guys, I’m letting you in on a big secret today. This 5 ingredient preparation of the humble potato id quite possibly my absolute favorite thing ever. So much so, that I make Chuck make it for me every single weekend that we are home. He is the house breakfast chef, after all. [Read more…]
Olive Gardens Chicken Gnocchi Soup is easily one of the most copycatted (yep, I’m making up words again) recipes out there. Probably due to the fact that Olive garden is one of the US’s top chain restaurants, and it’s a freaking delicious dish. [Read more…]