Mister & Missus C: Biscuit Croque Monsieur & Madame Happy days are here again. This brief glorious week where there are still leftovers and not yet new years resolutions. It seems there must be a point at which you can no longer call a variation on something by the original name, especially when that something […]
Sweet Pea Guacamole and Bay Shrimp Pita Sandwiches I’m staring at the keyboard trying to decide what to write when I hear my name being called out. Dad’s in the kitchen making himself breakfast and needs my help opening the bottom of the toaster. “How did you do that?” he asks. “I pulled back the […]
Yesterday was tuna Tuesday. Loathe to make anything, except baked goods, the same week to week this presents a challenge for my morning weary brain. But this week leftovers aided the challenge. Tuna plus avocado kale salad. Add harissa and the result is creamy without mayonnaise, packed with peppers heat and flavor, bright and bold […]
What a combination. Soft and subtly tangy bread topped with oniony charnushka seeds. Shredded lamb flavored with lemon, red wine, garlic, and rosemary. The salty heat of harissa The peppery fresh heat of watercress. A healthy daub of goat cheese. Make these bite sized for sliders that will disappear in minutes or cut yourself a […]
Rich leftover challah bread soaked in a savory chili cumin batter and fried to golden perfection. Top all that with ham, chicken, cheese, and avocado for an open face sandwich that dreams are made of. Leftovers are opportunities tucked into Tupperware, a chance to create something new from the scraps and snacks of meals past. […]
Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Potato Salad. I never follow a recipe. And my lunches are the better for it. Always familiar but never exactly the same. I suppose there is a sort of recipe floating in my head; the key components that without would make the salad seem incomplete. The rhythm, the back beat.
Let’s continue with cranberries. I can’t resist. I love this time of year when bags of fresh cranberries are prominently displayed at my favorite market. I’m not even making Thanksgiving dinner this year but that won’t stop me. This most simple version of fresh cranberry relish is wonderful with cream cheese on a toasted […]
Sunny weekend. Fuel needed for yard work. My usual craving for cheese. I could eat cheese with every meal. Quick forage through the refrigerator. Oh look there’s that half of an avocado that I forgot about. Perhaps this was extra delicious because it was the first meal of the season eaten Al Fresco- out under […]