Archives for May 2012

Eat Well, Spend Less: Getting Your Kids in the Kitchen

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less is focused on the kids and the process of getting them in the kitchen to cook and eat. With summer vacation looming, this is the perfect time to tackle the terrain. When I was seven I cooked my first meal. I opened up a worn copy of my mom’s […]

Grilled and Blue Cheese Buttered Steak with Bourbon Caramelized Onions

Get your grill ready for a perfectly grilled steak sitting on a bed of bourbon caramelized onions and topped off with blue cheese butter. This weekend we finished our patio. Well, that’s not entirely true. We finished the main structural pieces that pull the patio space together. There are still plenty of other pieces that […]

Blue Cheese Buttered Steak with Bourbon Caramelized Onions

4 8-ounce New York Strip Steaks 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper For the caramelized onions: 1 large yellow or white onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 cup bourbon 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper For the butter: 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles 3 tablespoons softened […]

Tomato Gardening 101: A String Trellis

A look at how we use a string trellis system in our garden to guide indeterminate tomato plants upward. Plus, what is the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes, why it matters, and companion planting. This week is planting week. The last frost date happened this week. The rain has stopped. I can see the […]

Cilantro-Lime Fish Cakes with Sriracha Lime Mayonnaise: Leftovers Redone

Leftover fish and rice find themselves transformed into a cilantro-lime fish cake topped off with a spicy sriracha lime mayonnaise. Do you ever feel like you’re walking around with a sign on your back that says, “Not cool enough?” I suppose it may just say, “kick me,” and the “not cool enough” factor is inferred. […]

Cilantro-Lime Fish Cakes with Sriracha Lime Mayonnaise

2 cups cooked rice, cooled 1 1/2 cups leftover fish 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup diced green onions 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 egg 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs 2-4 tablespoons butter greens of choice Sriracha Lime Mayonnaise for […]