dinner

HARISSA CHICKEN WITH OLIVES

Musical pairing – Beautiful Eyes by Taylor Swift It’s quiet this morning except for a train somewhere off in the distance . . . I don’t know where that train is going but it’s these moments when I’m present enough to actually hear its whistle, I wonder where those tracks […]

BASEBALL, HOT DOGS AND TOMATO COBBLER

Musical pairing – Home by Michael Bublé I don’t really remember actually eating tomatoes while living in the little house on Ankeny Street, I’m sure I did because we grew them in our garden and I know that my grandmother grew them in her garden. In fact, I believe that […]

VEGETARIAN QUESADILLA WITH CHIPOTLE CREAM

Musical pairing – Pink Houses by John Mellencamp We enjoy a good Mexican dish as much as the next person and, having lived several years in Arizona and having a Hispanic sister-in-law, I think it’s safe to say, I’ve had some pretty stellar Mexican food; so when TortillaLand asked if […]

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 […]

CREAMY TOMATO SOUP – NO SOUP NAZI HERE!

Musical pairing – It’s So Easy by Linda Ronstadt I almost always make a pot of soup each week to tuck in the refrigerator and have on hand for lunches and/or suppers; kind of my backup plan for those times when I don’t have a plan and I’m too brain-dead […]

JOE’S BUTCHER SHOP INTERVIEW & FISH TACOS

I found Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market about a year and a half ago and my menus have never been the same.  Indianapolis Monthly published an entire issue for food lovers (that’s me) on where to find all the good stuff Indianapolis has to offer – and there on […]

2010 . . . A MID-SUMMER GARDEN PIZZA VIDEO

I’m having one of those ‘Rip Van Winkle’ moments because I just  cannot fathom that I’m actually using the words, ‘mid-summer.’ Then I look at the calendar and remember that the temperatures have been above 90 for the past couple of weeks and our gardens do indeed, remind me that […]

4TH OF JULY WATERMELON SALAD

Musical pairing – Bang Bang by David Sanborn Well here we are, 4th of July weekend . . . also the end of the week and you’re either having guests for the holiday or you’ve been invited to someone’s party.  And you’re supposed to bring something to share . . […]

DIM SUM . . . and then some . . .

Musical pairing – Waiting For The Sun by Future Loop Foundation No matter how well you plan something, “stuff” happens, and never is this more true than when traveling.  When we made a quick 3-day trip to Salt Lake City back in May, our intentions were to see our granddaughter, […]