Vacation alla Vodka

I’m off from work this week, and it was supposed to be a big cooking week. I got off to a great start—chicken pot pie, two kinds of cookies, the big snowed in meal, pasta alla norma—and then I got sick on Monday night. The kind of sick where I ate mostly applesauce on Tuesday. … Continue reading

What I did with the tomato sauce

tomatoes/photo by Flickr user Chiot's Run used under a Creative Commons license

Yesterday I talked about deputizing Jay to make a vat of tomato sauce while I was at work. Now I’m going to talk about what I did with the sauce. I am not going to talk about how Jay confessed to adding “a pinch” of sugar to the sauce, because I’m trying to forget that … Continue reading

Dinner Experiment: Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Stew, Jay-Style

lacinato kale/courtesy of Flickr user sweetbeetandgreenbean under a Creative Commons license

When I lived alone, I used to eat a lot of dinners that involved a vegetable and not much else. They were quick and healthy, but not exactly the kind of food you’d serve to someone else, especially if kale was involved–because as my brother’s girlfriend once pointed out after going to someone’s house for … Continue reading