Wine-Tacos-Cookies-Books. Seems exactly how a Thursday night should go. Lauren hosted Book Club this month, and she treated us to all the things women need to begin wrapping up the week before a long holiday weekend, starting with wine, veggies, chips and dips, including homemade guacamole. After our bellies were full of these goodies, we moved inside and on to chicken tacos with all the fixings. And because no gathering of women is complete without chocolate… cookies… And after we couldn’t […]
I bought this amazing fresh pasta earlier this week; y’know, after Saturday’s pasta-making debacle. It was screaming for something savory and comforting; something like a mythical mother who slaved in the kitchen would make. My mother worked full-time, however. When presented with noodles, my mother made tuna noodle casserole. Challenge accepted. I diced an orange pepper, 6 scallions and a garlic clove and browned them in one tablespoon of olive oil. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, I whisked together 1 […]
Need I say more? The competition, sponsored by Boston Fans of Lamb, started when bloggers posted their original lamb recipes online and the public voted for their favorites. Winning bloggers were then paired with local chefs to collaborate on the final dishes, which were presented today at the Lamb Pro-Am in Cambridge. And what a day is was! The chilly temps couldn’t keep lamb lovers, including Lisa and I, away as we sampled dishes from blogging and culinary superstars from […]
Somebody got a little too big for her britches tonight and decided to make ravioli. From scratch. Without a pasta maker or a rolling-pin. Just an FYI– rolling out pasta dough with a plastic water bottle won’t get the dough as thin as you want it. You really kinda do need a rolling-pin. Or at least way more patience than I had tonight. But let’s assume perfectly rolled-out pasta. The ravioli filling I made was delicious. I started by rehydrating […]
Wedding, honeymoon, back-to-work, travel… it was so great to have a Friday night at home with our friends Jocelyn, Sal, Lisa and Tim. And by “at home,” I mean at Ashmont Grill in Dorchester. Sal and Jocelyn had been here before; for the rest of us it was the first time, but it’s unlikely to be the last. I think this was the best turkey burger I ever ate, and even though the Food Network touts the Sticky Toffee Pudding, […]
Everyone knows the kitchen is where you gather to share a laugh and a cocktail with loved ones. And so it made sense that I would meet my friend Danielle at her restaurant Kitchen and have a wonderful dinner with some of her friends. I have been to the restaurant once before back on March 12, but double the friends means double the food on the table. And with food this delicious, I had to click quickly before it all disappeared!
Our last night in NOLA, and Cristina and I decided to escape the French Quarter and head uptown to Jacques-Imo’s for some “real Nawlin’ food.” We spent several hours at the bar doing what women will do (polishing off a bottle of Cabernet and talking incessantly), but we managed to slip in a few Jacques-Imo’s favorites while getting to know the locals.
I’ve wanted to check out Bayona for the last few days, and tonight seemed like the perfect opportunity to share the experience with friends and coworkers, Chris, Derek and Cristina. This food was fantastic– the best meal we’ve had in NOLA so far, we all agreed. And, this being their first meal with me and my camera, Derek and Cristina were good sports, even if one of them (ahem, Derek) was a bit of a diva and insisted on a […]