Tag: comfort food

Left-Behind Vegetable Curry

One of the unintended consequences of following a menu plan laid out by someone else for two weeks, is a motley collection of ingredients that were already in your fridge and pantry before you started the menu plan. Ideally, I suppose one would use up what they had before beginning the menu plan. But this ...

The Cleanse, and The Clean-Out

Don’t let the title of this blog post frighten you; the clean-out involves only the refrigerator. The Cleanse is over, and the leftovers must be dealt with.

I Can Feel It Comin’ In The Air…

It’s spring once again in New England. Well, I guess it’s spring everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in New England, it’s of utmost importance that we repeat the fact like a mantra every day, otherwise we might not believe it.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in New England)

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, but we’re not going anywhere; it’s blizzarding again. Unbelievable. Inconceivable. Unbearable. Time to break out the big guns.


Keep Calm and…Eat.

Deep into the third week of our kitchen renovation, we are only about halfway through. There have been challenges and setbacks and delays. There will be more challenges and setbacks and delays. This realization has me scrambling for new food ideas.

Ottolenghi: Castelluccio Lentils with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola

In my exploration of the cookbook Plenty, I have been cooking the recipes that feature New England’s seasonal vegetables. What I have learned from this is a whole new definition of comfort food, one that doesn’t rely on lots of pasta or butter or cheese or bacon, or any of the other usual suspects. This ...