Complex recipes have their place. Holidays, special events, a personal challenge. Not weeknight dinners.
This dish is a staple at many of our church functions. I hated it when I was a kid. Then someone made a simple change to the recipe.
My mom pretty much hates beans. My dad loves them. It’s a mixed marriage.
My parents have fruit trees. They are prolific producers. We have fruit trees. They, too, are prolific producers. Great! Not so fast.
Sometimes in winter I’ll have the foolish notion that I miss summer. And why not? Days filled with eating warm, summer fruit right off the tree, swimming in the pool with the kids, harvesting fresh tomatoes and peppers. Then I remember the week long stretches of 110+ F heat. Oh yeah, that’s why I don’t miss summer.
Those shiny, round, and bright red tomatoes at the store are lying to you. As you pass by them they whisper to you about how good they will be. Don’t fall for their tricks. You know that they will be dry and flavorless, because it’s not the right season. Continue reading Greek-Style Roasted Winter Vegetables
Kudos to the French for making great food, but seriously, sometimes I have to wonder if all the fuss is really worth it. I really, really, really love French Onion Soup, but I really, really, really am short of time most days.