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Archive for January, 2010

I’m closing in on one year in food blogging.  This time last year, I had my soup swap, and came to grips with my love of two things:  cooking and the Internet.  My husband was at his wits end with my permanent connection to my laptop, likely fearing my increasingly unhealthy addiction to CNN and […]

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Fish tacos were a bizarre and astonishing menu item when I first moved to Austin back in the mid 90’s.  I certainly never saw them on the menu in the midwest, and frankly, they took a long time for me to warm up to.  SMIL loves this restaurant Z’Tejas.  Like ridiculously beyond over-enthusaistically loves this […]

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Cooking is an expression of my love.  Seriously.  People say that homemade gifts are better, and that always sounds like an excuse, but really.  For me, if I love you, I want to cook for you.  And I want to think about you and what you like and what would make your day brighter or […]

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My sweet friend Michaela brought Tabouleh to some-one’s bachelorette party.  Was it mine?  Was it Lisa’s?  I can’t remember, they all seem to have blended together over time.  In any case, I quickly decided it was one of the best things I’d ever had prepared by a friend.  (Michaela is an exceptional cook, and really, […]

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Mediterranean Diets are often considered amongst the most healthy in the world and have been found to significantly increase life expectancy.  I’m thinking much of this could be due to the amount of labor involved in making a Mediterranean appetizer plate.  Seriously, to make 7 fresh pitas, baba ghanoush, tabouleh, and hummus took me about […]

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You know those one dish meals people are always talking about?  This was my attempt at one of those.  At the end of the day, I think I prefer this recipe strictly spinach,  keeping the meat on the side.  Preferably with beef.  Of course you know me, I’d eat beef every day of the week […]

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