A few weeks ago, I announced my Summer Seafood Challenge. I vowed to take advantage of my proximity to the ocean and teach myself how to cook with seafood. My first goal was whole fish. I would like to announce that I have conquered my first goal! That’s right, my friends. Whole fish. On the grill. And guess what! It was one of the easiest meals I’ve ever made.
On my first solo trip to the Big Apple, I was treated to dinner at Trattoria Dell’Arte on 7th Avenue. How fun to choose multiple dishes from the antipasto bar! I tried the broccoli rapini, shrimp and scallops, baby roasted artichokes, grilled fennel, veggie lasagne, and fava bean salad. A nice spot in midtown Manhattan.
I grew up in Kansas, 1700 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 1300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It should come as no surprise that seafood was not part of my family’s diet. In part, our experiences with seafood in restaurants of the Midwest left a bad taste in our mouths. We thought we didn’t [...]
Memorial Day marks the beginning of cookout season, and Paul and I found ourselves invited to two events in one weekend. Our CSA sent out strawberries and rhubarb in last week’s box, so my cookout contribution was easy to decide upon. I wanted to go all out on this first pie of the season and decided a fancy lattice top would be fun.
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