My Valentine’s Day consisted of a massive cheese board and a few good glasses of wine. E. had been out of town for the previous 3 weeks, getting settled in Seattle with his new job. I had one of my besties join me, and we gorged on bread, wine and a whole lot of cheese (six to be exact).
With all of the left over cheese (there were only two of us), came a lot of what I like to call the odds and ends.
Too small to make another similar type cheese platter, but just right to all melt together into a deliciously robust and intricate macaroni and cheese. Continue reading
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. With change comes new chances, new opportunities, new adventures and now hopefully new recipes. Continue reading
This is my first post as an occasional contributor to KitchenThymes and as with future offerings, this one reflects an element of my philosophy of cooking: recipes should be one’s own. This recipe allows for a great deal of flexibility in ingredients and depending upon your imagination can be served at any time of day: all you need are the chilies and the right amount of delicious stuffing. It can easily be tailored to your tastes and dietary preferences and can become vegetarian or vegan (although the cheese binds the stuffing nicely). What follows is the “core” recipe with ideas for substitutions and their preparation at the end. Continue reading
I’m all about effortless. A classic wrap dress, pearl earrings, flats. Champagne, cheese, a crusty baguette. This recipe makes the list. Continue reading
A new salad that has become my favorite salad. Healthy with ingredients of spinach, white beans and a few crispy artichoke hearts. Continue reading
Even though it is summer, there are still some days that come around that require a summer sweater, and the wind nips at bare legs causing for a slight chill. Days like this, today is one of them, I like to be warmed by food. Continue reading
A made a trip last week to my favorite store in DC ever- Hill’s Kitchen. I started going a few years ago when I first received my SodaStream. Hill’s Kitchen has the large CO2 cartridges for exchange purposes. Continue reading
A couple of years ago my parents went on a trip to Spain. They ate and walked, and had a great time. Continue reading
E. and I went out on a date last weekend where we ate our hearts out. Although there were some awesome things we ate this simple green salad with tomatoes. But the tomatoes weren’t just any tomatoes, they were confited tomatoes. They melted in my mouth and tasted like heaven. Continue reading
A couple of months ago, E. and I decided that we needed to take a vacation. We thought about heading back to that cute little B&B on the Chesapeake, or what about heading down to the Outer Banks? Yes, some place relaxing where we could just chill. So we headed to Vegas. Continue reading