Monday, September 25, 2023

Tortilla Soup

My dad calls it taco soup. Whatever he wants to call it, I’m obligated to make it every time the family gets together. I...

Seafood Chowder

I’m not sure where my mom learned to make clam chowder. She did grow up for a while in port city Hamburg, Germany. But,...

Pasta Carbonara with Ramps

Ramps. Ramps. Ramps. The best thing about spring is ramps. Because I grew up in the Southwest, I had never even heard of ramps....

Miso Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a divisive food — people either love them or hate them; I haven’t seen much middle ground. We’re not even in...
Spicy Watermelon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad

Most things I cook and recipes I create are either inspired by something I’ve seen or tasted, with my own take on it, or...
Presenting steamed mussels and clams.

Mussels and Clams

I love all seafood, but I love shellfish the most. Whether it’s oysters on the half shell, king crab legs, whole Maine lobster or...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad

It’s simple. It’s tasty. It’s pretty. And it’s healthful. There’s really no reason not to make it. My local Trader Joe’s has had packages of...

Oxtail Soup

I have quite a few food memories while growing up. My mom had an extensive repartee of meals she would cook — some of...


Cold soup is an oxymoron. Even so, I can’t argue that the many different varieties aren’t refreshing or interesting concepts. For me, the quintessential...

Pea Soup with Leeks

I'm in a leek phase. I'm obsessed with them right now. I roast chicken in a bed of them. I put them in ramen....