The Monday Menu: February 1, 2010

Five things I learned about curling last week: Each rock weighs 40 pounds. The last rock thrown in an end is "the hammer." The scoreboard is hard to read until someone explains it to you. The handle on the rock is called "Eye on the Hog." Inexperienced players wibble wobble, but none fell down. I was waiting, though. And just like that, … more

chicken fried rice in a bowl

Chicken Fried Rice: The How-To

Things have been a little crazy around here. I've been juggling one thing after another, starting up this and working on that. It's exciting, encouraging and hectic. And because of this added component as I try to fit a slice of life into my already jampackedfullwithnoroomtospare schedule, I've been cutting some corners on dinner lately and – … more

eggs in a bowl

The Monday Menu: January 25, 2010

I hope you'll forgive me for my silence this week. I've been getting together things for this and things for that, and I've also been busy writing here, there and everywhere else. If you missed them, you should check out my Asian Orange Chicken Salad, vegetable broth from scraps and my new recipe binder that I received as a gift this Christmas. … more

Frozen Tilapia

Fish Tacos: Repurposed Leftovers or Not

I mentioned last week that one way to get in your own kitchen more often and away from the takeout containers was to make extra meat or extra ingredients that can be repurposed later and used in different meals. Following my own advice, fish tacos were born! We had quite a bit of fish left from our tilapia meal because we had started with over … more

a bowl of eggs

The Monday Menu: January 18, 2010

It's been a weird week around the country. I've been having trouble focusing on the here and now in my life as I think about the here and now of online friends and friends of friends who are hurting and of all the hurt and pain going on in Haiti. I've been looking for ways to help, ways to show I care and ways to be more appreciative of what I … more

Chopped Leeks

Potato Leek Soup for Surviving Winter

My appetite changes with the season. In the winter I appreciate things that warm you up and keep you warm. Like soup. In the summer, soup takes a back seat to pasta salads, potato salads, slaws, grilled meats and fresh fruit. A warm cup of soup on a winter day makes the transition from morning coffee to lunchtime that much easier. Yes. I use … more


5 Ways To Cook More Often

With our weekly menu on display for everyone to see, it may be hard to believe that we ever eat out, but we do. In fact, there are days when the fast food flows as I sit behind my computer and toil away, leaving no time for the things I enjoy, one of them being spending some quality time in the kitchen, seeing what I create. It's an easy … more