I was 18 or 19 the first time I ate Thai food. I worked as a personal assistant to a fantastic British woman, Fiona, who became one of my dearest friends. She loved to take me to lunch with her and I would feign to be an adventurous eater while ordering the plainest item on the menu. We usually ate Asian food–usually Chinese, but occasionally we’d trek into Salt Lake City and eat Vietnamese or […]
I saw a few tweets back and forth between @noshonit and my good friend @ohsweetbasil (aka Carrian) and I made a mental note to check out Noshon.it and see what it was all about. Then I saw an e-mail from Vijay, the founder of Noshon.it, asking if I would be interested in being featured. (I was, yes.) I clicked over and was totally impressed with what I saw. I asked Vijay if he’d allow me […]
I made this dressing to go on a really good salad (greens, cucumbers, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, nuts) that I took to a family party over the weekend. I wanted to drink that dressing. I used Greek yogurt, but tried it again using sour cream and mayo, because I was out of yogurt. Either way is really good. It was a huge hit. And I may have said quietly, “Anyone else want some salad and […]
It’s summer and besides being outside, all my kids want to do is create works of art. Design Mom and I teamed up to bring you 4 Secrets to the Ideal Art Supply Cupboard. And is it too hot to turn on your oven? Beat the Heat with Antipasto Salad–I’m sharing my husband’s favorite salad over at Make and Takes today.
We had some leftover Copper River Salmon that I couldn’t let go to waste. Sure, we could have just eaten it cold on a sandwich or in a salad. The idea of salmon cakes had us drooling though. Big, luscious chunks of that succulent salmon held together with a bit of homemade mayo and (gluten-free) bread crumbs was just the thing for a quick, healthy summer meal. My husband and I teamed up to make […]
When we talked about moving back to Utah from New York, I would always say, “I’m never moving back to Utah until there’s a Trader Joe’s.” People thought I was exaggerating. I wasn’t. I didn’t think life was worth living without a Trader Joe’s down the road. We moved anyway. Sunflower and Whole Foods had to fill that huge void left in my heart–the void that can now be completely filled…. Um, did you hear […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin The best garlic mayo EVER people. I can’t find it anywhere online to link to, so here it is. Garlic Mayonnaiseadapted from Martha Stewart Living Cookbook Makes 1 cup Ingredients:1 large egg1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice1 tsp. kosher salt (I use 3/4 tsp.)1 large garlic clove 1 cup canola oil (can use half extra-virgin olive oil) Instructions:Put everything, except for the canola oil, into the jar of a high-speed blender […]
I have been soooo busy the last few weeks. I apologize, but I am yet again directing you elsewhere for a recipe. Hopefully things will slow down a little and I’ll be back with more consistent posts. Salad Nicoise? Do you want some? I think it’s the perfect end-of-summer salad, considering we are now officially two days into autumn. :) Find it here at Make and Takes .
I’m over at Make and Takes today with my new favorite peach ice cream recipe. Head on over. :)
Sunday Night Dinner: Polenta with Smoky Tomato Sauce, Quick-Roasted Zucchini with Pesto, and Braised Kale
Yesterday afternoon my husband and I went back and forth about what to have for dinner. After days and days of Thai curry, he was not yet tired of its spicy, seductive ways. I was craving leafy greens and something tomato-y. (I won because I’m the one who cooked. Tonight will be Thai again, and I’m not complaining. We eat a lot more Thai since we learned how to make it ourselves. Mmm. Stay tuned.) […]