Where I love my slow cooker with a passion that sometimes is a little peculiar in a public setting, sometimes I’m reminded that like all things, it can let you down from time to time. See, slow cooking is all about flavors and sometimes a recipe can just fall flat if the components aren’t there the way they need to be. Sadly, that’s how this recipe started. I wanted a mouth watering, aromatic punch in the face with these Asian themed meal. Something that would have me salivating. But when I actually got to into the kitchen and starting tossing […]
It’s Thanksgivings eve and the last thing I want to think about is turkey. I’m going to have piles of turkey and turkey leftovers tomorrow. So tonight all I want is a quick and simple meal. Nothing is faster or easier than a stir fry. And it’s my secret weapon when I feel like we have been carb binging and I need to sneak some veggies in. With some coconut milk and red curry paste, I might as well be in heaven. Who needs a turkey? This is where it’s at. OK, won’t lie. I still want some turkey, but that’s only […]
The other day we found ourselves at a mountain bike store (go on, show me your surprised face) for gear that would keep us just a wee bit warmer with the recent temperature drops. We only purchased two things but our bill was just shy of $100.00. I would have never known bicycling was an expansive hobby. My lowest bill yet in a store was $50 or so I think. And that was just for tubes in the tires. (To be fair, they are fancy tubes that promise to not go flat, called tubeless… but you get my point). Between mountain biking, […]
Thai is one of those cuisines that I love to have, if I’m not the one cooking it. The subtle flavors have a way of knocking my socks off with their clean and crisp tastes. Every individual component is often recognized and acknowledged in a dish, in a was that works out a perfect balance. Slowly, I am becoming more familiar with ingredients in traditional Thai cooking and challenging myself to try some new dishes in my own kitchen. This simple chicken with basil was perfect for two on a weeknight> Served with a small portion of brown rice, we mixed everything […]
Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend! We took a little trip down to a town called St. Michaels for an antique boat show with Handsome’s parents on Sunday. There were tons of old wooden boats docked for people to look at. The town was beautiful too, with little shops and tons of ice cream parlors! We had a fantastic dinner at Akai Sushi & Cafe and then wondered around some out let stores. If we had fit in a little mountain biking it would have been a perfect Sunday. Now for some healthy Monday post weekend detox type food.
I held out about as long as I could, but it’s officially winter here. Maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit and it’s not really winter – but it might as well be. The weather is cold, the leaves are brown, my finger’s went numb on our bike ride yesterday and we’ve already had snow. As far as I’m concerned, that’s winter. So we’ll rejoice in the good things about winter – and our favorite part? The comfort food. I never realized how much of a soup and stew addict I was until I started this blog. I have already wiped […]
This weekend was awesome. First off all, I had off. For those of you who work in retail or have a non-9-to-5 job, you get what I’m saying. Second, I got to meet some great food bloggers at R2L, an awesome event organized by Wendy at La Phemme Phoodie! R2L is a stunning restaurant located on the 37th floor of Liberty Place and Chef Daniel Stern did a wonderful job of pulling out all the stops by serving wonderful appetizers, drinks and preparing a flawless selection of dishes for us ‘foodies’ to photograph and indulge upon. Photographer Eric Mencher […]
The other day I stumbled across this post from Chow about Backseat Grillers. It talks about those people that can’t help but be a little to involved with your grill at a barbecue. Those people that jump in and flip burgers, change temps and try to run the show for you. They are just trying to be helpful, but we all know how much this can grate on your nerves. It also talks about how hard it can be as a female at the grill to avoid these people. I talked last week about how in our household, I am […]
I <3 Thai food. It’s amazing – simple, clean and delicious. Each and every component is distinct and yet not one taste overwhelms the other. I wasn’t introduced to Thai until my 20’s (heck, I wasn’t introduced to any Asian cuisine until my 20’s), but ever since I love every chance I get to try Thai dishes, different curries and anything of the sort. I hadn’t prepared any Thai at home though. Why? Because I am a giant wuss and the simplicity of the flavors seemed like too big a challenge for me. Dumb, I know.