Or, rather, at lunchtime.
My parents were both excellent cooks, but I was never too interested in learning. Too girly. I could make grilled cheese and boil water; I was set. And that was fine for college and grad school, where cheap accommodations meant knowing how to use the microwave was enough. But once school was over, and once […]
Taking Pictures of Food
I’ve lived in Oregon for nearly eight years. Besides my Keens, my Decemberists shirts, and my reusable bags, the most Portland thing about me is that I take pictures of my food.
Soup of the Day: Double Beef Chili
Oh, friends, you are in for a treat. While this chili recipe seems like it has a gerbillion ingredients, and it does have to simmer for a long time, it is worth it. Because I only make this recipe a couple times per year, it makes it seem all the more special. Do you like […]
Mughal Bread: Flat Bread fit for an Emperor
The Mughal Empire was founded in 1529 and at its height reached from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Kanyakumari (in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southernmost India). The Mughals were Persian and their cooks borrowed from Persian and Indian cuisine, leaving us with such beloved dishes as pulau, paneer, and biryani. This bread recipe is from […]
We Try It!: Cooking For One
Cooking meals and working with leftovers can be vexing when you’re cooking for one. That’s why, when my good friend Lauren introduced me to the concept of Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls, I ran with it.
Ask UfYH: Holiday Hosting Edition
Q: I’m going to be hosting a bunch of people for Christmas for the first time, and I’m kind of freaking out about how I’m going to get/keep everything clean. My house is pretty clean to start with, but with all of the cooking and extra people, is there anything I should do to stay […]
Medieval Snowe, a Year Round Treat
Snowe is a dessert recipe of sorts — it’s a sweet dish, though I could see eating it at breakfast, for a snack, etc. I think it will be especially nice in summertime. It’s a simple, light dessert — doesn’t require much prep time. Pictures and recipe after the jump.
Luncthime Poll: Food Games
Let’s not pretend: we’re all thinking about food this week.
Wafers, waffles, pizzelles. Whatever you call, it’s tasty. A medieval combination of waffle and cookie.
Medieval gingerbread is one of my specialties. It’s very easy to make and produces a lot of end product to share with family and friends. It’s a sweet or confection, not a cookie/cake like modern gingerbread. And sticky. You can also shape it, so it can be an especially pretty dessert. Pictures and recipe after the […]
I am one of those people. You know, those people who constantly post what they’re eating or what they’ve made for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every meal in between on their Facebook (…and tumblr). My poor followers have come to know that I love, have always loved to cook, and love to try new recipes. […]
My darling Juniper Junior was desperate to bake and I had bananas in desperate need of being used. And so I found myself in the sweltering 21°C heat with the tumble dryer tumbling and the oven on, too, just for good measure. To say the least, it’s hot in here.
Sometimes after a meal at a particularly disappointing restaurant, my brain goes into a frenzy/whirl of menuing better dishes. It’s like coming up with the perfect witty comeback hours (or days) later, but with tasty food ideas. Needs a wedge of lime, I smirk. Am I supposed to be impressed by this lurking sweet pickle?
My New Obsession: Seasoned Salt
I love tinkering with the herbs and spices in recipes. Mostly this has just meant adding tons of garlic and onion powder to pretty much everything I cook, but when I found an easy recipe for slow cooker BBQ pulled pork, I decided to actually try the seasoned salt the recipe called for instead of […]