Home Cured Bacon Makes the Best BLTs

Bacon, oh delicious bacon.  There is no other food I can think of that inspires people to the same degree of epicurean lust.  In one Jim Gaffigan standup routine, he spends a good two and a half minutes extolling the joys of eating bacon in its many forms.   One waiter at work shared withContinue reading “Home Cured Bacon Makes the Best BLTs”

BBQ Wings with Braised Greens and Cole Slaw

Collard Greens, Lacinato Kale, Savoy Cabbage, Leeks… These are just some of the things I had lingering in my fridge from my last delivery from Basis “Good Food to You”.  Since you can click the link and check them out, I won’t say too much on the subject except that it’s kind of a crossContinue reading “BBQ Wings with Braised Greens and Cole Slaw”

Flipped Flop: Fresh Spaeztle and Chicken Soup

Cooking can be very frustrating when things don’t work out as planned.  Last week I was so excited about finding fresh cranberry beans at my local market I had to pick some up.  Along with that I picked up some kielbasa, a chicken, and some basics:  onions, carrots, celery, herbs etc.  It was unseasonably cool,Continue reading “Flipped Flop: Fresh Spaeztle and Chicken Soup”

Pies Please

My friend Christine is an avid home baker. We met a few years ago when her husband and I were working at the same firm. His desk was next to mine, and he would regularly rave about her cakes, shortbread, and pies – particularly her peach pie. She recently confided in me that she usedContinue reading “Pies Please”

Torta Salata (Italian Vegetable Torte)

This is one of my favorite almost vegetarian recipes.  It’s really simple, and is a great way to make a hearty meal out of couple pounds of vegetables.  Almost any firm vegetable will work, as long as it is not too wet.  I usually use zucchini, which I salt to draw out the moisture, thenContinue reading “Torta Salata (Italian Vegetable Torte)”