Archive | March, 2014

A study in spinotta

In my books, pizza is the food of the gods. Thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, it doesn’t matter. All pizza is divine. But one cannot live on pizza alone if one does not intend to slip into the oblivion of obesity. One cannot consume delicious carbs, bubbly melted cheese and savoury meats for lunch […]

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Week eleven

The random word for week 11 of my 52 Random Weeks project was quite auspicious, given that it is St. Patrick’s Day next week. Enchanting. Quite auspicious indeed. Are there any stories more mysterious and enchanting than the fables and lore of Ireland? The shamrock represents the luck o’ the Irish, and I find it […]

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Homemade flour tortillas

Whenever I have a culinary quest that involves anything remotely Southwest… I feel completely comfortable consulting the Pioneer Woman for her perky, simple, step-by-step instructions. I have dabbled in making masa corn tortillas, which I love in a fish taco situation. But when I have a pork butt simmering away in the slow cooker to […]

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Week 10

Week 10 in my 52 Random Weeks project was the easiest yet, because my random word was: There just happens to be a very furry labradoodle running around my house at all times. Well, sleeping around the house at all times is more like it. My dog is a second generation Australian labradoodle, which means […]

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Butternut squash lasagna with sage and ricotta

Oh butternut, my sweet butternut. It is difficult not to hoard butternut squash when it is in season and plentiful. And there is no ingredient better suited to accompany the sweet nuttiness of butternut squash than the perfumed earthiness of fresh sage. For a long time, I thought sage was gross and inedible. And the […]

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Week 9

The random word for week 9 of my 52 Random Weeks Project was:  Ooooh, sassy! Now this I can do: If you are just joining us this week, the project is to take and post one photo per week which represents a random word generated by this online tool.

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