I was born and raised in New Orleans. I haven't lived there since I was 21 years old. And yet no matter where on this planet I may hang my hat and rest my weary bones, New Orleans will always be the place I most think of as home, even though I doubt I will ever live there again. As the only child of gourmand parents, who generally took me along rather than hire a baby sitter as they ate there way through New Orleans' restaurants-- both a huge number of venerable New Orleans eateries long favored by our family and my parents' picks of the most likely to be fantastic of the new openings.... Read More
It recieved this gem from my sister-in-law (thanks Nat!) and am passing it on to you here!
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates
Ingredients1lb bacon strips 1 box pitted dates (trust me, get the pitted ones and save 30-45 min) 1 package of your favorite stinky cheese (blue cheeses and asagiago work best in my experience) 1 box wooden tooth picks (I used plastic once. It wasn't pretty)
Preparation & Cooking
1) Stuff pitted dates with your favorite stinky cheese
2) Wrap cheese stuffed date with a whole strip of bacon
3) Push tooth pick through the... Read More
Wishing to write today on a lighter subject matter than my usual rants about the social and political wrongs and evils in the world, I decided to weigh in (literally!) on the upcoming football season and give you a dish handed down thoughout the generations in Brooklyn, N.Y. There would be no true justice in the world did not a boy who grew up in the Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst areas not chime in on this critical and important matter.
Anyone not familiar with the areas mentioned above should know that the neighborhoods are predominantly Italian and Italian-American, and they are a people... Read More
With food shortages ongoing globally, and with some areas of the planet in such dire straights that actual food riots have taken place, it seems almost comical in a sense to see the reports in the U.S. media of families having to resort to feeding their families Spam several times a month.
Ah Spam! The gelatinous gooey mass of some form of pork that we were all forced to eat as children. Our parents told us that it was good for us, and we spit it out when they weren't looking. As we grew older, we came to realize that our parents were in the unenviable position of having to figure out... Read More
A recent article by Theresa H Hall bemoaned a skillet full of butter that burned black when she turned her back on it, just for a minute. I advised Theresa that sauteing vegetables or meat in butter should always be done at low heat. Stir every minute or two and watch for your desired doneness, but leave the heat on low. If you don't want to push your food around the pan for what may be a long time on low add an equal or near equal amount of olive oil and stir on medium. But be sure to keep the food moving in the pan. If you're making gumbo on the other hand, you'll want to use only oil... Read More
Every cook learns this tried and true lesson many times during their kitchen stints. Seems as if I have to be reminded a couple of times a year. There are rules about cooking. The most important is Safety First: watch your fingers, watch your head, close cabinet doors and drawers, don't walk around waving any sharp object ... hold it firmly, pointing toward the floor and away from your legs, lest you accidentally trip. Never leave something cooking on the stove unattended. Remember to use pot holders and wait until a container has cooled down before rinsing it with cool water. If you have furry... Read More
Before summer officially arrives on June 21st, Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the grilling season. "Even on the hottest and driest of days, people set up their grills and heat up their briquettes." Picnics in state parks, on beaches, and especially in backyards, are always good places to open the grill, pour in the briquettes and light them up, using the terribly offensive and odorous butane fluid. I cringe whenever I smell it, as I now live in a condo and worry that someone could be careless. Many others turn valves to allow the prescribed amounts of gas to heat their gas grills.... Read More
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This should pretty much give you a good boost to exercise. Superfoods + exercise (and proper hydration) = super you! However, if you still feel a bit sluggish even with proper diet and exercise, you should pay a visit to your doctor as there might be...
yeah nice post JaneK but apart from spinach and certainly a few other cheap to purchase foods good for you, bit frustrating price-wise. Take blueberries for instance,hellish expensive for small packets. Where i live there's an abundance of fresh veg...
Good way to lose weight is following a diet plan, like paleo diet