Simplicity, Laziness and Lunch

One of the reasons I struggle to update this blog most of the time is that the more I cook and learn about food, the simpler the food I make seems to get. The days of recipe testing are long gone for me, and have been replaced by easily thrown together, delicious and simply-seasoned meals….

Shakshouka-Style Eggs with Red Onion, Sweet Peas and Balsamic

Man, it is FRIGID in Illinois these days. So I’m pretty into all things hot and saucy and soupy at the moment. And these shakshouka-style eggs totally did the trick with red onion, yellow pepper and sweet peas along with extra crushed red pepper… fresh and warming all at the same time. Had this for…

Basil, Chile and Garlic Vinegar

One day I found a book in a used book store on small-batch preserving, and it was only $10 so I thought, hell yes, fun with jam and pickling. Turns out there’s a bunch of recipes in the back for making specialty vinegars. When you shove salad in your mouth every day like I do,…