Kitchen Mashup

It’s difficult to believe it’s been seven months since the pandemic turned our lives upside down.  The longer it goes on the more I value the routines and rituals that give my life structure and keep me grounded.  Every October, DP and I spend a week in Cape Cod, where Columbus Day is the official end ofContinue reading “Kitchen Mashup”

A Better Veggie Burrito

Last year, I finally experienced the perfect veggie burrito. On our last trip to the Cape, D. and I discovered El Mariachi Loco in Hyannis, MA. A tiny shop with only 4 or 5 tables inside, it’s one of the few eateries with steady enough business to stay open all year long. Everything was excellent,Continue reading “A Better Veggie Burrito”

Creamy Breakfast Risotto with Soft Scrambled Eggs

Revive leftover risotto with custardy soft scrambled eggs and crispy bacon to make this warm and comforting Sunday breakfast. Butter, rice, onions, chicken stock.  Because they are so few, the ingredients you use for your risotto make a huge difference in texture and flavor.  I think the most important key to delicious risotto is the stock.  It isContinue reading “Creamy Breakfast Risotto with Soft Scrambled Eggs”

Beyond Kitchen Doors: To Complain or Not?

The clams were sandy.  The more I ate the more grit I chomped.  The spaghetti was a little salty, but edible.  Wait.  Nope.  The more I ate, the saltier it got and the thirstier I got.  Spaghetti with clams seems simple, but clams are very sandy and very briny. So they need to be scrubbedContinue reading “Beyond Kitchen Doors: To Complain or Not?”

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”