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!
Charlie’s in Boston Closing, A Low-Arts Tragedy.
UPDATE! The Boston Globe reports that Chef Evan Deluty, who runs Stella in the South End, is “passing papers” on the Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe this week and plans to re-open the restaurant in 2015. Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe (love that it used the old time spelling of Shoppe) closed today. I can't add anything to the story, except … Continue reading Charlie’s in Boston Closing, A Low-Arts Tragedy.
Make Your Own Pop Tarts! It’s (Pretty) Easy.
One of the things I am always focused on as a parent is getting my kids to eat healthy. But this is a RELATIVE term because "healthy" in the end is measured by degrees, and is by no means an absolute. For instance, you are not often given the choice of "salad with quinoa or chicken … Continue reading Make Your Own Pop Tarts! It’s (Pretty) Easy.
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
Why I Can’t Go to the Restaurant Supply Store
Spending money on Cook's tools and packages of food that make Costco sizes look irresponsible is just one part of it. But of all the things, this item really explains it all.