I love making my own french onion dip. I don’t know why anyone would bother buy it. This is one vidalia onion, cooked in olive oil until soft and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I added a cup of sour cream and a few tablespoons of mayo to a dish with garlic powder and severalContinue reading “dip.”
Is the best thing. I miss my visits to Phoenix, where patio brunching is a new year round possibility. Especially for ceviche and breakfast tortas and the best margs imaginable. But, it’s better that the doc and I can now brunch any Sunday we’d like, even if it isn’t patio style. I miss my holidayContinue reading “brunch”
Christmas is always a time, in my house, for making tamales. And this year was no different. Above is our New Mexico hatch green chile and cheese tamales, which are a personal favorite. We also do beef, chicken, and pinto bean and cheese. What are your favorite varieties? I actually really love the vegetarian versionsContinue reading “tamales.”
The other night, I made a delicious goat cheese pasta, which was a heavy modification of this recipe from Martha Stewart. My mods included sauteing some garlic and onion in the pan, then wilting the spinach with those flavors. I scaled back on the cilantro and flat leaf parsley in favor of adding some fat,Continue reading “lemony.”
Homemade fried tortilla chips and ceviche in my house on Fridays. It’s a glorious. glorious way to spend a Friday. I find shrimp to be one of the best, and easiest, ceviches to make at home. The shrimp take a longer time to cook in the acid (lime juice) and can turn tough as aContinue reading “friday.”
I have done it. My ginger snaps are pretty damn good, if I pat myself on the back a little. But, I’ve managed to perfect making 24 perfectly round and symmetrical cookies in one go. It’s cookie perfection.
It’s that season. Late fall, heading toward winter. So, it’s all roasted veggies and roasted birds. This one I stuffed with half a head of garlic and a whole lemon, cut in half. Then I put salt and pepper on top and brushed the skin with melted butter, surrounded it with golden beats and brusselContinue reading “roasted.”
Last night, I wanted a quick dinner that wouldn’t be over the top filling and pretty easy to execute because I was heading out to the Jesus and Mary Chain show later. Enter this shrimp and pineapple fried rice. I did a few mods–I sauteed the onion and garlic, then added raw shrimp and cookedContinue reading “fried rice.”
I have bags upon bags upon bags of Hatch, New Mexico green chiles in my freezer. And so, this weekend, I decided to dig into my stash and cook up a delicious green chile chicken soup with homemade tortillas to dip. I created this dish with what I had on hand but it turned outContinue reading “green chile soup.”
Comfort foods are in, kids. Like roasted butternut squash–simple, with olive oil, pepper, and salt.
The other night, I made some pretty bang up fish tacos. I grilled off some fresh wild caught local sole, which I marinated in olive oil, lime juice, cayenne pepper, and some cumin. The tacos were topped with pickled red onions in lime juice, bibb lettuce, cucumber, and a homemade lime crema. The crema wasContinue reading “fish tacos.”
It’s finally pomegranate season. These ones went into a delicious guac I made with fresh cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and of course, pomegranate seeds and avocado. How do you eat your seeds?