Since I pretty much stick to food talk around here, you might not know that beneath my Chef’s hat, I’m always wearing my Mommy hat. It goes on first. Yesterday was a big Mommy day.
It’s time to celebrate Hatch chile season! It officially began this week and you’ll start finding them in stores today! Hatch chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are only available in August and September. These Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, where the sunlight is intense and and the nights are […]
Coming from a family of gardeners, you’d think I’d have a green thumb. Well, I don’t. My thumb, if you will, is somewhere between brown and olive green — at best. Fortunately my family lives close by, and I have wonderful neighbors, who all have bright green thumbs, and they invite me in to “shop” […]
We must celebrate potatoes before February is over. It’s not like we don’t enjoy potatoes all the time, but you see, February is Potato Lovers’ Month! Potatoes are a quintessential ingredient in almost any comfort food dish. And why wouldn’t they be? Pulled from the earth, they’re warming, buttery, creamy, and hearty. Puréed into a rich […]
It’s the pretty celadon green casserole dish in these images that inspired this recipe. Though this isn’t typically how I create recipes, I love when it happens. Normally I select the dish, pan, plates, etc., based on what I’ve cooked or want to cook. Not the other way around. My mother-in-law gave me this lovely […]
I think a traditional Sardinian pasta dish usually includes saffron and sausage. And by “I think,” I mean it’s an educated guess. This is not at all a traditional dish from Sardinia, and both of those (albeit delicious), ingredients are not in it. I’m calling it “Sardinian Pasta,” for two reasons. One, it sounds really […]
The last time I was in Spain visiting Pilar, her brother Rafael made a breakfast I will never forget. This breakfast was simple, beautiful and delicious! He made it almost every day — right at the table! There was always a bowl of freshly picked, sun-kissed, summer tomatoes on the kitchen table in Pilar’s family […]