Month: May 2008

Thrifty Thursday in the Cookery

The mood around the cookery feels like Thrifty Thursday. I’m anchoring this evening’s meal with Wild Alaska Sockeye salmon from Trader Joe’s. At $6.67, I’ve spent the bulk of my $10 budget for four people tonight.  On hand, fresh dill weed, penne, grape tomatoes and spinach. Done. Leftover watermelon slices (if the afternoon snackers don’t get to them first) …

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Whisk Time

Michael Graves whisk . . . meet Michael Graves timer. Though one was designed for Target and one for Alessi, there’s no denying a connection between these two cousins. New meets almost-vintage in these utility essentials.

Small price to pay

We don’t mind paying the price of a little extra prep and clean-up. Brunch has emerged as one of our favorite meal shares. I further tested my Beijing Chicken for this gathering and it handily won praises.  Not only is this one hot brunch dish served over a bed of lettuce, it really rates well over a bed of …

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Browsing the shelves at the Craig Claiborne Book Store

Occasionally . . . it’s essential to make time for food adventures.  Last week, I joined two friends for a visit to the Culinary Institute of America.  If you appreciate the world of food and you’re within shouting distance, this is one destination you shouldn’t miss.  In addition to enjoying our “dining out,” the trip resulted in a …

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Dressing the Greens

A request just came in for this recipe.  Here’s the vinaigrette dressing that lightly enhances the greens. Vinaigrette Dressing   2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ½  teaspoons balsamic vinegar ½ tablespoon chopped fresh basil ¼ teaspoon sugar   Whisk ingredients together and toss with your favorite greens.  Serve immediately.  

Kids in the Kitchen

If you love sweet summer Michigan corn, look the other way.  But if you don’t mind petite spring ears, let the kids help with corn shucking.  Little hands love to help around this cookery.   

May Menus All Spiced Up

It’s merely May 1, but I’m planning my Cinco de Mayo menu today, without burning too much energy.  Head off to Recipe Zaar to try their Killer Fish Tacos and homemade tortillas.  Spice up your menu: http://www.recipezaar.com/sitenews/post.php?pid=920