What a summer…as in, its been a cold, rainy one in Juneau I’ve been traveling a lot and had company, so I haven’t had to experience it too much, but it has still been kind of crummy. That crummy weather is the perfect weather for Broiled Vegetable Soup (pg. 115), though! I honestly have no excuse … Continue reading Br-br-br Broiled Vegetable Soup
Quesadillas are a lunch-time staple in my house. Super easy, super fast, and vegetarian = always a good meal for a quick lunch break. Because we love quesadillas, I’m really surprised that it took me so long to try the Quesadillas (pg. 134) in “Plenty.” Today I finally did and it was very good – better … Continue reading Yo Quiero Quesadilla
I got a beautiful new Lodge Cast Iron skillet for Christmas and knew right away what to make for its inauguration: Shakshuka (pg. 87)! This, according to Chef, is “a North African dish with many variations.” Indeed, I have seen a number of super yummy looking recipes on Pinterest! But for my first time trying it, I, … Continue reading Ideal Brunch Fare: Eggs-actly!
Since my entries are so few and far between these days, I jump at any chance I get to cook a recipe from my “Plenty” cookbook! This one is for a Christmas Eve eve gathering with friends. I opted for a not-too-festive dish, but since broccoli is often known as a “little tree” maybe it … Continue reading A Little Tree Pie for Christmas
A few of our friends will be out of the country for Thanksgiving, so they decided to have a pre-Thanksgiving dinner party and went with a Mediterranean tapas theme. I just bought a beautiful looking eggplant at the store, so of course my mind jumped to “Plenty.” And its about time, too (I’ve been busy) … Continue reading For a Mediterranean Dinner Party
My boyfriend’s title, but fitting, as this Saturday night we made ratatouille– Tamara’s Ratatouille (pg. 74), specifically. I love ratatouille. Ever since I saw the Disney movie (seriously) I wanted to try it. And, of course, I had to make it just like the one in the movie with nice evenly-cut veggies using my mandolin. … Continue reading Sat. Rat.
After a long hiatus (readers are probably sick of my excuses by now :/), I’m back! I’m back with another tasty dish, too: Mushroom and Herb Polenta (pg. 264). My boyfriend and I were not in agreement over the title. He wanted to call it “Polenta Pastoral” because he said it was the best polenta … Continue reading Polenta Pie