I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut as of late. Perhaps it’s just a blah time of year, February and all. The selection at the few farmers’ markets operating this time of year is, not surprisingly, relatively sparse (at least here in Philly) with the exception of root vegetables and hearty kale, which always … Continue Reading

I can’t believe it’s the end of August beginning of September. Where did the summer go? Way too short. I made it to the beach only once and it was just for the day 🙁 Hopefully I’ll find my way back to the Shore (I’m in Philly now, so it’s the Jersey Shore) and when that … Continue Reading

A dreary, rainy Monday here in NYC seems like as good a day as any for a grilled cheese sandwich. But not any old grilled cheese, we’re talking bacon jam grilled cheese. What’s better than bacon? Bacon jam. And what’s better than bacon jam? A grilled cheese sandwich with bacon jam, my guilty pleasure and … Continue Reading

I grew up in your typical American household, with your typical American diet (a child of the 70s/80s).  Frozen dinners?  Yep.  Processed food (including processed cheese)?  Yep.  Fluffy white bread?  Yep, plenty of that as well, not to mention marshmallow fluff, Swanson TV dinners, and various Entenmann’s products. Instead of the grilled cheese of my … Continue Reading

If I left it up to Patrick, we’d be eating salmon most nights of the week.  A typical conversation often goes something like this, me: “What do you want to have for dinner?”  Him: “Salmon.”  Me: “Salmon again?!”  Patrick likes what he likes and salmon it is.  He’s perfectly content with salmon (sockeye, preferably), be it … Continue Reading