Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Cozy Shrimp Saganaki Supper for Your Best Friends

The reason this Greek dish is cozy and intended for your best friends is because you place the skillet of shrimp, tomatoes, onions, olives and feta right on the table to serve and then everybody dips their bread in the communal leftover sauce. Delicious (everyone who had it gave it a 5) and very easy,…

Not My Grandfather’s Sandwich

    It seems like everybody has memories of their grandmother’s cooking. I remember nothing about my grandmother in the kitchen except when I was six years old and she assured me that if I ate whole wheat bread my hair would turn brown. (I was unhappy with my white blond hair.) My grandfather on…

Kara’s Easy Cauliflower Soup: A Tale of Two Soups

I’m up in my cabin in the mountains and invite our friend Keith over for a glass of wine and supper. I decide to have Kara’s cauliflower soup with a loaf of French bread which sounds very easy and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since she emailed me the recipe. I forgot to…

Dinner Party Chicken with Mushrooms and Artichokes

Sometimes R. has looked back longingly on my company chicken du jour casseroles from the past. (And this is so far in the past that we were married to other people at those chicken dinners.) I found one of the old recipes and cooked it the other night.  R. gave it a 6. What can I…

Beatrice’s Brazilian Stew: Warmth for Cold Nights

This is delicious – a fish stew flavored with cilantro, lime, red pepper and garlic that tastes very rich but mainly is just vegetables and fish. My friend Beatrice served it at an elegant little dinner party (with bread and salad), but it also works for a very casual evening with hungry friends helping themselves…