WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – let’s hear it for the girls

“The word “power” just ruins my idea of breakfast.” Marian Cunningham I was out of town last week and I missed the final Thursday in March. So I am a day late but not a dollar short with the subject of this post. For my final salute to female chef’s I am going to talk…

BROWNIE CHEESECAKE – for when chocolate just isn’t enough

Hi there, I am going to share with you a super easy recipe for a bundt cake. This cake is so decadent that you might have to go to confession after you make it for leading everyone into temptation. “A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – let’s hear it for the girls

Hi there, My friend Nancy sent me the suggestion to write about Sara Foster. Thank you Nancy. It was terrific fun learning about Sara. Sara Foster is a chef, restaurant owner and a cookbook author who lives in Durham, North Carolina. She is the founder and owner of the gourmet cafe and market Foster’s Market,…

CARROT GINGER SOUP – It’s whats up Doc!

“Carrots are devine…You get a dozen for a dime. It’s maaaa-gic!” Bugs Bunny Hi there, I opened the refrigerator the other day in search of ingredients to make soup. The goal was to make a low sodium, low fat soup that I could have for lunch that week. I looked at the huge carrots that…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – Let’s hear it for the girls

“You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?” Nigella Lawson Hi there, March is Women’s History Month. So for the next four weeks and I am going to write about a woman chef who you may not be familiar with. Today I…

MEATLOAF – So many versions, so little time

“To have a basic ingredient that can be prepared a million different ways is a beautiful thing.” Alice Waters Hi there, The recipe I am going to share today is for meatloaf. It seems from my research that we humans have been eating meatloaf for a very long time. There are competing histories, including the…

D. W.’S SECRET SAUCE

“BAM” Emeril Lagasse Hi There, All cultures have some variety of pepper plants, of differing intensities, that they cultivate and use to add that “BAM” to their cooking. Archaeobiologist have discovered that ancient peoples were enjoying spicy food made with hot peppers even before they got around to inventing pottery. Today I am going to…

COQ AU VIN – a chicken in every pot

Hi there, Valentine’s Day seemed the perfect time to show my love by serving Coq au Vin. This dish has been around forever and has an interesting history. Legends point to the existence of this dish to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar. The rooster was a symbol of valor to the Gauls. Besieged by the…

COQ AU VIN – a chicken in every pot

Hi there, Valentine’s Day seemed the perfect time to show my love by serving Coq au Vin. This dish has been around forever and has an interesting history. Legends point to the existence of this dish to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar. The rooster was a symbol of valor to the Gauls. Besieged by the…