Archive for March 2015

Pork Chops with Sage & Garlic

Pork Chops with Sage & Garlic
Each month I look forward to the day when my monthly food magazines are delivered to my doorstep. I can’t wait to see what the editors have come up with for that particular month and how my recipes are comparing with the magazines. In the March issue of Bon Appetit, there is a simple yet... Read more »

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Homemade Shamrock Shakes
I haven’t made a Shamrock Shake since elementary school. A student’s mom used to bring in all the fixings on March 17th, and we spent the afternoon on a sugar high drinking our mint green shakes. This year, instead of going to McDonald’s, I decided to make my own. Given that it is almost St.... Read more »

The Brass Monkey, Featuring '70s Favorites as well as French Brasserie

The Brass Monkey, Featuring '70s Favorites as well as French Brasserie
As I sat at the table I started thinking about what first comes to mind when I think of the ’70s. I thought of the Bee Gees, disco, bell bottoms, Jimmy Carter, hot pants, Dazed and Confused and TV dinners, to name a few. I felt as though if I was going to enjoy a meal... Read more »
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Think Spring: A Recipe for Pasta al Limone

Think Spring: A Recipe for Pasta al Limone
This weekend I made a pasta dish that reminded me of a ray of sunshine: Pasta al limone. This recipe has been top of mind lately and with spring on the horizon, it seemed very timely to prepare over the weekend. I researched a few recipes by some of my favorite bloggers like Smitten Kitchen... Read more »

Meet Kalettes, the New Kale of 2015

Meet Kalettes, the New Kale of 2015
A brand new vegetable, that combines kale and Brussels sprouts has emerged. This new creation looks almost like a baby cabbage, with frilly kale-like green leaves lined with streaks of purple. Developed by breeders in the UK, kalettes were first distributed in the U.S. this fall. Monday nights have become my night where I consistently... Read more »

Owen & Engine, A Pub that's part Brit

Owen & Engine, A Pub that's part Brit
It’s rumored that the people behind Owen & Engine would prefer not to have this establishment referred to as a British Pub. And when I first walked in last week, I must admit I was confused as to why. Everything about this place exudes confidence of a British pub. The dark wood, intricate lamp fixtures... Read more »
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