Though it takes even more time away from my already hectic schedule, this weekend I’m moving… again. It seems like I can’t stay in one place for more than a year. I think this is a residual reflex left over from a career of schooling. Each four years of my undergraduate work, two years of graduate work, and now two years in between–each year I move. So, as one of my favorite groups of students concludes an accelerated semester of composition (they did really well), and two more begin, I’m moving once again. Read more
Archive for October, 2011
I do not like eggplant. It’s embarrasing, but I don’t like it. I made this dish anyway–for my mother who loves eggplant just about as much as I despise it. I expected to post this recipe if my mom enjoyed it and trash it if she didn’t. I didn’t, in my wildest dreams, think I would be chowing down on an eggplant heavy stir fry. But I did. Read more
Well, tomatoes and corn are on their way out, but winter squash season is here. Dedicated readers will recall my general distaste for most things squashy and my constant search for ways to serve squash in less squashy ways. This one was definitely a winner. Well, with one little snafoo. Read more
Forget iceberg lettuce (I sure have). Really, once you go Mediterranean you never go back. The days of the everyday salad are over folks.
This salad is not only just as easy to make as a regular ol’ salad, it tastes better! And really, tomatoes, sweet onions, arugula, dill, and spice. This is a perfect time of year for such a dish. Read more
I don’t say this lightly: this is a ridiculously good tart. This is the best tart I have *ever* made. Suzi at Cooking’s Good gave me a serious craving for caramelized onions and my recent shopping experiences at a few stores I recommend on the Local & Humane page led me to this, my new basic tart crust. Read more