These are perfection. And I'm not even a potato girl. Perfection. I've used the 'chopstick' method on potatoes before when I've made Hasselback potatoes. (When you see that name am I the only one who thinks of Elizabeth Hasselbeck who was on 'Survivor' all those years ago? No? Just me? Okay fine). This is just … Continue reading CRUNCHY MESH POTATOES

Marinated Feta & Orzo Salad

I had a recipe very similar to this on the blog awhile ago. I thought it needed freshening up and definitely a new picture. Turns out, I changed a whole lot about it so I thought that I would just enter in a new post. After all, we all have a lot of free time … Continue reading Marinated Feta & Orzo Salad

Asian Udon Veggie Stir-fry

If you know me, you know that I don't always have access to the ingredients I wish I could get my hands on. Every year, more and more new products arrive, but some simple things still aren't here.  Like decent brown sugar. Or good flour, never mind more difficult ingredients, like those used in foreign … Continue reading Asian Udon Veggie Stir-fry

Braised Tomatoes and Burrata

Yes, I'm still dreaming of and talking about Italy.  I'm not sure I will ever stop. Can you blame me when it looks like this? And you eat things like this? You know what I love about this picture? It's messy.  It's like the chefs know their ingredients are great: that rested dough, those slices of … Continue reading Braised Tomatoes and Burrata

Roasted Vegetable and Brown Butter Pasta

I am one of those people who kind of hates when a new movie is so popular that everybody insists 'you HAVE to watch this movie, it's the best'.  Just because the masses love it, doesn't mean I will.  I actually refused to watch Avatar for years because it annoyed me how people were obsessed … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable and Brown Butter Pasta

Tomato Fritters (Domatokeftethes)

Greece is one of my favorite countries.  The first time I visited was in 1994, when I was in my early 20's and single. The people, the culture, the food, the sights were so wonderful and memorable.  So much so that for the more than 20 years we've been married, I've spoken of going back … Continue reading Tomato Fritters (Domatokeftethes)