Essential Tool for Garlic Adding Depth to Dishes

Garlic

My absolute favorite aroma from the kitchen occurs when I am sauteing butter, onions and garlic – my   SING! Garlic is one – if not – the most versatile seasoning agent in the food world! A member of the lily family, garlic is a cousin to leeks, chives, onions and shallots. The edible bulb,Read more

Meal 2: In Our Series of 3 Meals for 2 People Without Leftovers

Indonesian Rice

Three Meals for Two People Meal Two: Indonesian Chicken & Rice This is a simple dinner but is very filling. The original recipe from America’s Test Kitchen calls for Thai chilies. I do not like hot, spicy foods, so I used banana peppers instead (still removing the seeds).  I prepped my white rice ahead ofRead more

End of Summer Salad

End of Summer Salad

Although the calendar indicates it is the end of summer, Mother Nature in South Carolina is not paying attention. Yesterday it was 92º and today it will be the same, nevertheless, most farmers markets are closing down or will be in the next two weeks.  This end of summer celebration, because I hate the hotRead more

Risotto can be almost hands free…

If you have ever tried to make risotto you know it is a long process. Typically, you must constantly stir the rice while it absorbs all the liquid of your broth – which could take 30-45 minutes – STIRRING CONSTANTLY – who has time for that? NOT ME. From Cook’s Illustrated, I found this recipeRead more