Friday, June 6, 2014

Food Trucks - A Whole New World

When I was a cracks, please!   I remember two types of food trucks... ice cream trucks in the neighborhood with the sound of magical bells that attracted every child within hearing.  Think Pied Piper.  The other type of truck I remember, was at the side of the high way (not the super highways of today, but rather slow two lane roads)...The chip truck.... freshly made fries... awesome!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Best of Both Worlds - Local Ingredients & Mediterranean Flavors

Finally, the sun is shining and I don't need a jacket (hopefully I did not just jinx things)!  I know I talk a lot about eating locally grown, locally raised food - It tastes better, stays fresh longer and it supports the local economy.  And what could I possibly mean by "stays fresh longer"?

Monday, May 5, 2014

Last Minute Trip to Montreal

It's been too long since my last post.  It's not that I haven't been enjoying life... just somehow too lazy to write much...or thought of taking photos only AFTER delicious meals were eaten.   The Passover Seder was great, but the photos... what there were...not worth sharing.  So on to some more recent experience - a last minute quick trip to Montreal. That's the view from our hotel room in downtown Montreal.   My Honey was there on business and I was in the business of leisure.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Getting Ready for Passover

Passover is probably my favorite Jewish Holiday.  The photo is the lull before the cacophony of clattering dishes, noisy guests and general frenzy.  I love the weeks before it starts with the scouring through my favorite Jewish cookbooks, apps and Pinterest for new recipes and discussing options with my daughter (and then always end up with the classics)  You can check out some of my earlier ramblings and recipes.  I love the list making and schedules..

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Cookbooks, New Recipes & Fond Memories

It seems like forever since I've last written anything here... chalk it up to a short but intense stint working, lots of colds, some travel... and pure laziness.   Not that there is any excuse for not sharing my local market joys, some great cookbooks, and a taste of recipes.    I haven't been totally silent.  I have shared three cookbooks and quite a few recipes from them just to whet your appetites.  And now that I've got my blogging mojo back, I promise to write more frequently.   But this post is really about comfort food and a flashback to my childhood.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Local Flavours

I'm most often found writing about two of my favorite intertwining topics... food and local sources. Typically, though, it's about the ingredients, the producers of said ingredients, the season they are harvested and, naturally some recipes to go with them.  This time, I take a slightly different tack.  Still local, still flavorful, but this time it's about an evening out  - late dinner following a book launch... Seasoned Recipes and Essays from The Spiceman, Costas Halavrezos