Rain and Holidays

Mean one thing. Too much water and problems with drains. It never seems to fail. Quick menu update. Christmas dinner was only fair. I made a roast capon with lemon, rosemary and garlic. On the side we had a dressing made of sourdough bread, italian sausage, persimmon,...

A spate of cooking

We’ve been very busy. It is hard to remember everything that has happened and even everything I cooked… I guess I should start with the very first of the ramen noodle recipes. Grace and I made this together for four people but I am going to write it as if...

Soft Polenta and winter vegetables

Just right for this weather. I got some old roast root veggies that were languishing in the fridge and about to reach their disposal date. First I stir fried broccoli stalks in olive oil (don’t throw out broccoli stalks – they’re great) and then some...

A test with something real

Just testing out linking out to neat stuff on amazon.com. I have done it before but thought I’d try it again. So to the right is a link to the best movie the past two years. It won the Oscar for best animated film deservedly and is a real change from anything...

Roast Butternut Squash

This is simplicity itself and looks and tastes great. Golden browned cubes of pure sweet vegetable pleasure. Healthy even! Roast Butternut Squash Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get a butternut squash and peel it very very carefully with a heavy, sharp knife. This works...