Now that we have fresh homemade tortillas, let’s make some tacos. I’m constantly searching for a tasty vegetarian taco. While I’m by no means a vegetarian, have never crossed paths with a vegetable I didn’t like (well, with the exception of beets — despite years of trying to embrace them). I’ve even tried making beet … Continue Reading

I splurged on an assortment of mushrooms. Some people like clothes or shoes or art, etc. My weaknesses, without a doubt, are food and kitchen-related stuff/ingredients. I have a small growing collection of pottery, wood cutting boards, spices, cookbooks… So, when I walked past a beautiful assortment of mushrooms the other day, I admired them … Continue Reading

Winter is finally upon us.  It’s cold out there.  I just want to hibernate until spring; can someone please wake me up when winter is over. Seems like it’s not just me who’s gone into hibernation.  Only the hardiest of plants can withstand the winter cold.  Accordingly, pickings at the farmers’ markets have been kinda … Continue Reading

On any given day, ideas for dinner at our place typically evolve as follows (you would think I had it all planned out ahead of time, but that is rarely the case): [via text message] me: Dinner ideas??? p: salmon (if it were up to Patrick, we would have salmon, in one form or another, … Continue Reading

I’ve teamed up with Honest Cooking and Rioja Wine to share a savory recipe for a rosemary and garlic crusted rib eye roast.  Perhaps not a dish you’ll cook everyday, but rather a special occasion kind of meal. A gather-around-the-table with your family and friends, celebration kind of meal. An impress your family/friends with your stellar … Continue Reading