Courgette, Mint, and Feta Frittata

Okay, so I don’t have a nice, long, thought-out post for you today about how I: went to the farmer’s market and found one great ingredient that made this recipe/found a method of cooking that revolutionized the way I do things in the kitchen/read a cookbook that inspired me to make something new and adventurous. I was hungry, and I just had to eat right away so I needed to make something quick. The ingredients in this frittata are serendipitous—they’re just about everything that happened to be in my fridge, and the ... Read More
Courgette Frittata

Ah, Italy! Part II (and a recipe for pasta carbonara)

Let me tell you a bit more about our trip to Italy this summer. It was wonderful pretty much sums it up. We ate SO much. There was good food to be had at every turn—in every house, restaurant, café, streetside market, everywhere. I don’t think we had a single bad meal the entire time we were there. There were afternoons spent drinking beer and eating greasy, more-ish pizza in Rome, evenings being served the house special—bucatini in tomato sauce—with a giant bib and a good pitcher of the house red. There were ch ... Read More
Italy - Umbria

An Early Christmas Roast Chicken

So, we’ve had this organic chicken bouncing around the freezer for a couple of weeks and it spoke to me. It told me I should once and for all try roasting a chicken properly instead of just oiling it and sticking it in an oven for 2 hours. Enter Julia Child and Jamie Oliver.  Yes, if JC and JO roasted a chicken together, this would be their love-chicken. Be aware that this recipe is not for those short on time and attention span as it requires constant attention and patience –a virtue that S. strangely lacks o ... Read More
Whole Roast Chicken

French Onion Soup

I love soup. I love soup. I love soup. I’ve spent the past fifteen minutes trying to figure out what to write this post about. Sure, my writing’s rusty as it is, but I’ve just deleted a couple of paragraphs where I’ve waxed poetic about soup and its virtues (all-in-one supermeal! liquidified for your convenience! Warm and comforting! You can put anything in it!) Appetizing, huh? So instead I’m going to tell you about why I decided to make this soup: I love France! I love onions! I love soup! Pretty obvious, right ... Read More
French Onion Soup

Balsamic Roast Pumpkin

Yesterday was Halloween and R. and I spent it lounging around the house doing, well, not much. I didn’t make anything too Halloween inspired—no cupcakes with orange frosting, no cookies shaped like cats or ghouls, and no stew with eyeballs—I was far too lazy and I could only bring myself to make something really simple. So I roasted a pumpkin. I guess you could say it’s sort of Halloween-y but let’s be honest here: I was just too darn lazy to make anything particularly inspired. What’s good about this though ... Read More
Balsamic Roast Pumpkin
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