New York-based Toulon O’Connor, nurse and mother of two teenagers, loves to cook. Specifically, she loves the process of planning a meal, or creating a menu (especially from her own mind). As evidenced by her nutritious and adventurous cooking, she says “I find there is no better way to express love for another than through … Continue reading Home Cook: Adventurous NY Gardener
Everyone with a garden spends the late Summer noticing the ever-shortening evenings. As if the sun is reminding you from just above the horizon, exactly how amazing those crops look. Whether a small raised bed or acreage, a sewn seed brought to harvest is important. I get my ingredients, for the most part, from stores. … Continue reading Summer Wanes. Hatch and Harvest.
This hot sauce goes on everything from eggs, rice, burritos and tacos to stir fry, queso, pho, chili and more. Leave it to your imagination and experiment. After all it is a big 18 ounce bottle for just $2.99. We put this on the table several times a week to try on new things…just in … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Tip: Green Dragon Hot Sauce
As regular readers of this blog already know, I like to avoid pre-mixed spices and spice kits for marinades, sauces, and so on. I was just mixing up a batch of taco seasonings for tonight’s dinner when it occurred to me to share my recipe (which is really pretty flexible depending on your taste). 1/4 … Continue reading Make Your Own Taco Seasoning
For those of you who don’t know, Father’s Day is almost here! This year (2017) it falls on Sunday, June 18. That said, there is still time to place an order for some awesome culinary gifts for Dad. I’ll break it down by a few key categories. Rather than linking each item to the specific … Continue reading Father’s Day Gifts
Versatile and easy to use, this makes dishes pop with almost no effort. Continue reading Trader Joe’s Tip: Glaze
Easy. Healthy. Versatile. Fast. That’s smart snacking! Continue reading Simple Hummus Recipe