29 January 2018: Red Bean Stew

When you go to your local wine purveyor to ask about a wine that will pair with Red Bean Stew, you really are setting up for a challenge.  And, luckily in my case, our local wine and cheese shop, Tutto Bene, has a very knowledgeable owner, Wendi Wilkins, who hit this recommendation out of the…

23 January 2018: Cocoa Brownies

We recently purchased a condo unit in the building in which we have been renting. Our new neighbors gifted us with the wonderful bottle of wine which we have determined would go quite nicely with some chocolate. I mean, what doesn’t go with chocolate? I’m not sure I want to live in that world. There…

16 January 2018: Lemon and Garlic Chicken With Mushrooms

A side benefit to a subscription to the New York Times – not that I need one – are the wonderful food columns. This recipe from Martha Rose Shulman is a great weeknight meal because it comes together quickly.  Tonight, the dish was paired with a delightful and slightly mineral-ly Assyrtiko from Santorini which I picked up…

11 January 2018: Myers + Chang and Pinot Noir

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking from Myers+Chang At Home lately and enjoying their Asian inspired cooking quite a bit.  This is the latest attempt from this book: Pan-Roasted Soy-Glazed Salmon with Cool Cucumber Salad.  (see page 130 of the Myers+Chang At Home cookbook for recipe details). While I didn’t go for the Crispy…

10 January 2018: Red Curry Cauliflower with Tofu

The recipe for this is purposely MIA today. Meyers + Chang At Home is not only a cookbook it is a primer on Asian cooking that should not be missed. Want to know how to shape dumplings? Shop for Asian food products? This is the book. Seriously. Go get it. The first dish I tried was…

04 Jan 2018: Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

Whenever I use coconut milk in a curry, I usually end up with 3/4 of can left over.  “Now what?” is the usual thought. So the can gets stored in the fridge until I figure out that I don’t have any other use for it and have to throw it out. I know. Pathetic. This…