The miracle that is roasted chicken

A roasted chicken just keeps giving; long after the dinner party guests have gone home you will be left with succulent chuncks of meat and the bones.   You now have sandwiches for days be it a hearty club, toasted on rye, or rolled into a Caesar wrap.  Just like that with a little swipe of…

Grapefruit and the Goddess

With the windows open so that I can hear every trickle and plop as the rain drizzled down there is grapefruit boiling on the stove and pizza dough rising in a bowl near by.  The kitchen is filled with a heavenly floral scent. For this round of marmalade making I followed Nigella’s lead adjusting the…

Someday…

Sumptuous Sunday suppers, maybe someday.  The dream of rounding out the weekend  with a feast that leaves leftovers for days.  Our household, in its current form, may lack the patience for such affairs.  That does not mean Sunday meals are any less memorable.  The goal for now is a quiet dinner, everyone happily eat.  This…

Pho-Nominal

Ba Bar pulls me out of my element.  It’s in a neighborhood I don’t visit very often and the Vietnamese menu is a flavor set I don’t often cook with.  The departure is so great from my everyday that the spices and exotic flavors feel like tonic for the soul. I have come for a…

Plummy

Tonight after cleaning the kitchen I made the practical decision to deal with the bag of plums lingering in the fridge.  It takes up a swath of shelf of real estate and it’s only a matter of time before ‘people’ start asking what is going to happen with them. What is more inviting for a…