Today’s Special: Chicken Liver Pate

I never liked chicken livers…that is, until shortly after college, when I was a server in a little French bistro. They served a dish of livers and onions that I could never stomach, but I couldn’t get enough of the chicken liver pate.

Dinners for Two

So the cat’s out of the bag.  There’s a new fella in my life.  You know, the one with the serious ice cream habit?  Among the uncanny number of things we have in common is a shared opinion that appetizers and dessert are probably the best parts of any meal.  I don’t think that inContinue reading “Dinners for Two”

Cowboy Ribeye with Garlic Scape Chimichurri

“OK.  I went a little crazy at the market today.  Four pints ice cream, sweet potatoes, garlic scapes, radishes, mushrooms, strawberries and rhubarb…” I think I may have swooned out loud at receiving this text message, and that does not happen every day.  C’mon! Garlic scapes, farm fresh radishes, and local, handmade ice cream?   MyContinue reading “Cowboy Ribeye with Garlic Scape Chimichurri”

Ushering out the Dragon

Well, the year of the Dragon did not waste any time fulfilling its promises of change.  A lot of old things in my life finally broke, ended, or just plain died this year.  It started promptly on January 1st with my ex (a dragon himself) moving out, marking the death of a relationship that hadContinue reading “Ushering out the Dragon”

Creamy Broccoli & Parsnip Soup

Buddy doesn’t like cream of broccoli soup.  You would think after being together for almost 15 years, I would know that!  Since I had never made cream of broccoli soup before, it just never came up.  Well, for weeks and weeks during the winter we were getting parsnips in our produce bag from Basis Foods. Continue reading “Creamy Broccoli & Parsnip Soup”