When it comes to tapioca, you’ve most likely encountered it as a dessert, tapioca pudding perhaps?  As for a savory preparation, now this is an entirely new concept for me.  Recently enjoyed a savory tapioca at a restaurant in Dublin and instantly thought, wow, this is ingenious.  Made a mental note to recreate this at … Continue Reading

I have a habit of going overboard.  Time and time again, I tell myself, I’m going to scale back, just make one thing today.  But, before I know it, I’m at the grocery store with a basket full of ingredients.  Shortly thereafter, the kitchen (or the minuscule 7.5-foot long space that is my kitchen) is … Continue Reading

I couldn’t make a good sushi roll if my life depended on it.  I’ve tried numerous times, never happy with the results.  Mine are always a mess.  The rolls never seem to stay together [sigh].  Every so often, I have a momentary memory lapse and decide to give them another go.  And, each and every time, I arrive at … Continue Reading

It’s been a hot week!  Temperatures in the upper 90s everyday.  Just your typical hot and humid D.C. summer.  Too hot for most of my favorite greens (broccoli, dandelion, bok choy, etc.); so long until fall.  On the other hand, sun-worshipping, hot weather-loving vegetables are flourishing.  Hence, the abundance of colorful tomatoes and peppers, summer … Continue Reading

  You’ve undoubtedly heard of, if not enjoyed, chicken and waffles.  Well, this is my version, Maryland-style, waffles and soft-shell crab.  Soft-shell crabs are a seasonal, Maryland delicacy. But, not just any old crab.  If you’re in Maryland, chances are it’s a Chesapeake Bay blue crab that is bringing a smile to your face (and … Continue Reading