It was a dark and stormy night. At least that was the case at the Jazz Standard where we were holed up waiting out the long hours until our early morning plane would take us safely home to our loved ones who were, I am certain, desperately waiting for our arrival. I know what you’re […]
As I don my rugged field coat, I know I am prepared for the arduous journey before me. I am heading upriver to check my trap line. I have packed provisions for the trip and my trusty canine is by my side, eager to start. I am prepared for the rough trail and I am […]
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn. – Garrison Keillor Hmm. I think maybe Garrison Keillor has been spending too many lonely nights up at Lake Wobegon or, perhaps I just need to find a different farm stand to buy corn from next summer. But, without going quite as far as […]
Maybe it’s some atavistic need to fight off mid-winter scurvy or just a bright yellow middle finger to the bleak and frozen landscape, but I crave the taste of lemons these days. Nothing brightens up a winter meal more than a jolt of citrus and, believe it or not, the most intense lemon flavour comes […]
Slowly but surely, as the years whiz by, I am learning a thing or two. For example, I think I have finally driven into my thick skull the notion that making a grocery list first will prevent me from having to go back to the store for more ingredients. Three times. I have also learned […]
Part three of Super Bowls and Plates. This year’s football feast: Spicy, grilled chicken wings with blue cheese dip. Guacamole, because you have to make something healthy. The easiest barbecue ribs you’ll ever make.
Part two of Super Bowls and Plates. This year’s football feast: Spicy, grilled chicken wings with blue cheese dip. Guacamole, because you have to make something healthy. The easiest barbecue ribs you’ll ever make.
This is Part One of Super Bowls and Plates, a good excuse to have a party. Once a year we pretend to like football so we can have a mid-winter gorge on tavern fare. Last year I made Scotch eggs, a crowd favourite. This year’s football feast: Spicy, grilled chicken wings with blue cheese dip. […]
I’ve been on the road so much lately that when I come home the first thing I do is look around for the check-in counter. Like all seasoned business travelers, I have my fair share of horror stories – roller-coaster plane rides, maniacal taxi drivers who scare you to death and then won’t take credit […]
The holidays are over. Our decadent vacation in the sun is over. New Year’s resolutions are still in full effect. Oh, well. L made these and I can’t resist. Happy Sunday! M&M Cookies Adapted from a recipe at mms.com 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 1 […]