too near the sun…

…the party’s over, for now. In grade school I fell in love with a book that I swear I must have checked out once a month – d’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Mythology. The descriptions of the gods and their escapades were fantastically romantic, but it was the follies of demi-gods and mortals that I foundContinue reading “too near the sun…”

my Sous Chef’s jalapeño poppers…

…a recipe from a lonely kitchen. Just a quick and easy recipe post today, because I miss my Sous Chef. That is a mother’s prerogative which I invoke a few times a semester and this was just one of those weeks. I’m making these in his honor tonight, which will help, but I suspect I’llContinue reading “my Sous Chef’s jalapeño poppers…”

this little piggy went to market…

…we aren’t talking about pork – it’s me. I’m the piggy and I went to the farmers market. For years I tried unsuccessfully to make Chinese stir-fry at home. They weren’t yucky, but they were utterly forgettable. I’ve already addressed the wok issue, but even the finest carbon steel would not have saved me. MyContinue reading “this little piggy went to market…”

my bell pepper divorce

…why bland is the new yucky. I might need to break up with green bell peppers. They have become bossy, bland contrarians in my otherwise happy kitchen. To be clear, I’m not ditching red or yellow or orange bells; they may stay. But with all the other fun green choices so readily available – hatch,Continue reading “my bell pepper divorce”