Arugula Salad, The Best Ever

If you are a reader of this blog you know that I never claim to completely invent my recipes, and that this blog is simply an expression of ideas that may make regular or standard issues easier or more appealing than they are from existing popular or standard recipes.   But very often, if not … Continue reading Arugula Salad, The Best Ever

latkes, potato pancake

Potato Pancakes You’ll Eat Standing Up

If you are like me and spend most of your year avoiding potatoes and fried foods, then you will certainly love this potato latke recipe for Chanukah. Most Jewish kids I knew regarded Chanukah as a special time, but somewhat less special than Christmas. And for many good reasons.  One, it often didn't happen when there … Continue reading Potato Pancakes You’ll Eat Standing Up

Grilled Lettuce for the 4th— Celebrate America!

Totally by accident, I discovered grilling lettuce.   I had had grilled romaine in some hifalutin' restaurants in a treatment of Caesar salad, but it was always something that made you think "why did they grill this lettuce?"    One day however, during an obsessive grill-a-thon, I found myself adding olive oil, salt and pepper … Continue reading Grilled Lettuce for the 4th— Celebrate America!

Sweet Potato Crisps

My daughter got an assignment to bring a lunch to a trip to Ye Olde Schoolhouse.   One of the conditions of the lunch was that it be carried in authentic containers from the 19th century, like a burlap sack or such.  The other more pertinent condition was that all lunches had to be made … Continue reading Sweet Potato Crisps

No Risk Hummus!

I have sworn off ever buying mass-produced hummus again, and this was BEFORE THE LISTERIA RECALL from Trader Joe's and Target (you can read about that here, if you want). Why? Because when I do try them, they almost all have the same problem: no taste, or a taste so very weak it's not worth eating.     … Continue reading No Risk Hummus!