Posts tagged as:

garlic

SPICY GARLIC CONFIT, MODERN PIONEERING + A GIVEAWAY

Thumbnail image for SPICY GARLIC CONFIT, MODERN PIONEERING + A GIVEAWAY

I’ve written about my friend Georgia Pellegrini before and I’ve really enjoyed both books she’s written previously; but her new book, Modern Pioneering might just be my favorite one yet. Filled with more than 150 recipes, projects and skills, Modern Pioneering is a book about self-sufficiency – in the kitchen, garden and the great outdoors.

More…

BEEF STEW WITH HORSERADISH SMASHED POTATOES

Thumbnail image for BEEF STEW WITH HORSERADISH SMASHED POTATOES

It’s mid-winter and while we’ve had one really good snow this season, as I look out my windows today, I see brown grass and bare trees – it all melted when the rains came whipping through a few weekends back. We’ve had a few additional days of snow but nothing really major and the local […]

More…

POTATO CHOWDER

Thumbnail image for POTATO CHOWDER

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”34186306″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of being a singer – on Broadway or as a solo artist, ala Barbra Streisand, my hero at the time. I was singing at 18 months old and had entered my […]

More…

ZA’ATAR-SPICED BEET DIP

Thumbnail image for ZA’ATAR-SPICED BEET DIP

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”36133273″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Multiply by Jamie Lidell There are two kinds of ‘beet’ camp – lover or hater . . . there just doesn’t appear to be an ‘in between’ . . . and we fall squarely in the lover camp. I must admit that eating ‘pickled’ or ‘sweet’ from […]

More…

GLUTEN-FREE FENNEL TART

Thumbnail image for GLUTEN-FREE FENNEL TART

I have been a ‘pie girl’ for as long as I can remember; my choice of birthday treat was almost always a cherry pie – except those times when I requested Angel Food cake – primarily because I thought maybe eating Angel Food cake would make me more . . . shall we say, ‘angelic?’ […]

More…

BROCCOLINI & GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA

Thumbnail image for BROCCOLINI & GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=27754815 style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Easy by Rascal Flatts I’m pretty sure even those who love to cook or bake want to push the Easy Button every once in a while; it happens here in my kitchen too. Even though I have an office at home, I still have clients to service, […]

More…

ARUGULA & PARMESAN RAVIOLI PRIMAVERA

Thumbnail image for ARUGULA & PARMESAN RAVIOLI PRIMAVERA

Musical pairing – Primavera by Carlos Santana I don’t know about you, but I am welcoming spring with open arms . . . just wish she’d hurry up and get here . . . and then hang around for a while; we’ve had wide swings in temperatures and record precipitation these past couple of months. […]

More…

AVERY’S BLOOMINGTON BITES – IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME, PUNKIN

Thumbnail image for AVERY’S BLOOMINGTON BITES – IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME, PUNKIN

Musical pairing – Blindsided by Bon Iver In the crush of finals week, I practically forgot a very important aspect of the end of the school year: moving back home. The last day of my semester arrived (unseasonably cold and sodden) and still all of my books were on their shelves, my desk drawers were […]

More…

THE PROFESSOR’S DRUNKEN NOODLES

Thumbnail image for THE PROFESSOR’S DRUNKEN NOODLES

Musical pairing – Just A Kiss by Lady Antebellum When Debra and I first met, we spent a lot of time together; we immediately found common interests in music, travel, movies and food.  And having lived here all my life, I played tour guide and showed Debra parts of Indiana that she would have never […]

More…

ASPARAGUS TART

Thumbnail image for ASPARAGUS TART

Musical pairing – Celebration by Kool & The Gang Easter came late this year and Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day all happen this week . . . oh and add college graduations in there and I’d say we have a very full dance card . . .

More…

AVERY’S BLOOMINGTON BITES – HAVE SOME EGGPLANT, HONEY

Thumbnail image for AVERY’S BLOOMINGTON BITES – HAVE SOME EGGPLANT, HONEY

Musical pairing – Where Does the Good Go? by Tegan and Sara I’m willing to bet that I’m not the only one who’s ever spent a lot of time looking forward to a break only to find it whizz by all too fast, jam-packed with get-togethers and appointments, outings and trips. So was my spring […]

More…
Smith Bites