Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Tarragon

I got up yesterday feeling all happy, Spring-ish and Bake-y. So, taking a “Q” from Q_thechef (who keeps on top of these things), I checked the food holidays for March 30 to see if I could bake something in Honor of the Day.  Alas, I found that March 29 was Lemon Chiffon Cake Day. I […]

Food52sday Recipe Inspiration: Rhubarb Curd Shortbread

I am so excited about this week’s pick for Food52sday I can hardly stand it!  I love tart/creamy/just-sweet-enough fruit curd. Love it. Lemon. Lime. Passionfruit. You name it, I am All Over It.  So, I was Thrilled when The Beloved chose this fantastic-sounding Rhubarb Curd Shortbread! I asked him why he picked it, because I […]

Sunday Supper Sojourns: Rebel Pie in Timmonsville, SC

Until Saturday, my favorite pizza was any pizza we could either bake, bring home or get delivered that I could reheat in the toaster oven the next day for exactly seven minutes with the pizza about 1 1/2″ from the heating coil.  This allowed the crust to get some nice blistered spots and for some […]

News Flash: According to the FDA, Chewing Gum Is Food

Photo Credit: vikisuzan on flickr. Click picture to go straight to original photo. Wait, what?! I know. That’s what I said, too.  I got up this morning with the vague idea that I would talk about the perils of designating some foods as good and others as bad.  To that end, I channeled my Keen […]

Food52sday Recipe Interpretation: Pasta with Kale, Blood Orange and Breadcrumbs

First of all, if you’ve never had pasta with breadcrumbs, you really should try it.  I used multi-grain bread with sunflower seeds, and the crumbs made an earthy counterpoint to the kale and pasta.  I mixed cheese right in with the crumbs–which I’ve done before without realizing it’s A Thing–and the resulting earthy-cheesy-crunchies were great.  […]

Food52sday Recipe Inspiration: Linguini with Breadcrumbs and Kale

What’s Food52? The Beloved and I just got back from his Birthday Weekend Getaway to the mountains of North Georgia.  We’ve been a Very Lot of times, and we always stay at Cedar House Inn and Yurts.  Because we love it there.  We love the North Georgia mountains because they’re only an hour from Atlanta […]

Food52sday Recipe Interpretation: Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Allium Puree and Fontina

First of all, how fun to be inspired by a friend’s recipe.  Sonali’s (The Foodie Physician‘s) original recipe, Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese, was a great leaping off point.  I kept most of her flavors, including bay and garlic, and I added some shallot.  I snuck in a bass note of bacon […]

Peanut Butter Mousse with Mixed Berry Compote or PB&J Mousse

Today is National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day. It’s also National Fruit Compote Day. When I heard this, I thought to myself, “This cannot be a coincidence,” and my brain began trying to figure out a way to make those two Items into one dessert. I created this completely on the fly with no measuring. And […]