Some foods are just meant to be eaten with your hands. They taste better that way. You know, the kind you eat with the full intention of licking your fingers. It’s food that forces you to abandon the thought of keeping your hands clean or free from food smells like garlic and onions. You’re eating dirty and it’s okay. Really okay. It’s part of the appeal.
Spring is being such a tease. Showing a little bit of sun, then completely covering it up like nothing ever happened. Today it’s raining. It’s chilly. It’s wrong. At times like this we all deserve a treat. If it’s unappealing outside, we can certainly muster up some pleasures indoors. I present to you two of my favorite things: seafood and grits. Succulent salmon seared to perfection
Like many Americans, the new year has brought me back to work. The holidays were joyous and restful, but they’re over now. After almost two full weeks of leisure days and succulent lunches, I’m behind a desk again. I’m sitting here reminiscing about those days I spent lounging in my robe, sipping hot chocolate with the TV parked on the FoodNetwork. But what I’m thinking of most is the food
Mushrooms are one of my favorites, they are meaty and chewy, earthy and rich. I know they can be a turn off to many people. Most of my friends and loved ones cringe when they appear on dishes. I’ve had many discarded mushrooms pushed my way. Whenever they order something that contains mushrooms, I wait. I’m like the wet-nosed puppy under the table longing for
When the weather breaks it’s definitely time for salads. Standing over the good ole range is not as enjoyable when it’s already 90 degrees outside. So expect to see many more salads coming up. There are just so very many ways to make one of these things.This one features Spinach leaves and Shrimp. Delightful!
On Sunday it rained in Atlanta. Then that turned into snow. The snow came down for hours. I’d call this my first official snow. I’ve been living here for about 5 years now and have seen it ice, light snows, hail, but never this much white. I mean we actually had inches of it. I built a snow man with it, had to push it
My husband was out of town this weekend. I anticipated a couple days of relaxation and some pre-spring cleaning. That’s about it. But on my way home Friday I got the urge to get some seafood. He doesn’t eat it, so I rarely buy any. I ususally get my fish fix when we dine out. And occasionally I’ll buy some frozen filets to prepare at
I like grits. For me they have been an acquired taste. I ate them from obligation as a youth but since my pregnancy I’ve actually been craving and enjoying them. One day on the way home from work I began craving fish and grits. Yep I could taste the lightly battered and fried tilapia and creamy, cheesy grits as I drove on the interstate. When