How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
April 2, 2017 – 4:40 pm | Comments Off on How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

I’ll be the first to confess that elaborate mushrooms scare me a bit. The otherworldliness of enokis, the meatiness of King Trumpet stalks, the sponge-like texture of Lion’s Manes.
But I’ve been served Hen of the …

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Sneaking popcorn into the movies
January 9, 2009 – 8:49 am | 3 Comments
Sneaking popcorn into the movies

When I first met my husband, he told me that one of his top 5 favorite smells was movie popcorn. We went to the movies a fair amount during our courtship, and each time …

Butternut Squash Soup: A recipe beloved by the infant cognoscenti
January 7, 2009 – 7:40 pm | 3 Comments
Butternut Squash Soup: A recipe beloved by the infant cognoscenti

A few weeks ago, we hosted a housewarming party that was to be attended by several individuals in the under 12(months) set. Surely I had to offer a texture-and-ingredient appropriate dish for these babies-in-the-know, …

The skinny on “detox” diets
January 6, 2009 – 6:02 pm | 4 Comments
The skinny on “detox” diets

Once the seasonal excesses of halloween through New Year’s eve are but a faint memory, there seems to be a renewed interest in ‘detoxing.’ It’s a pretty vague concept, and those who market detox …

Refried Beans: Don’t let the ‘fried’ fool you
January 6, 2009 – 5:51 pm | 2 Comments
Refried Beans: Don’t let the ‘fried’ fool you

OK, so these *particular* refried beans (or “refritos,” as they’re known in Mexico) may not have been the healthiest version of this much-misunderstood food, but I ordered them at a truck stop/gasolinera on the highway …

Obscene Paula Deen
January 6, 2009 – 5:40 pm | 3 Comments
Obscene Paula Deen

I came across an episode of Paula’s Home Cooking on the Food Network today where Paula was preparing a brunch for her girlfriends. Now, Paula Deen is not exactly known for her heart-healthy cuisine …

Worms are an inferior source of protein
January 6, 2009 – 3:25 pm | One Comment
Worms are an inferior source of protein

So I came across these Larvets dried worm snacks at the Liberty State Science Center gift shop. Since I’m always on the lookout for portable, convenient foods high in protein to keep in my …