I gave up on trying to teach my mom how to do anything in the kitchen but clean it a long time ago; If Chef Alyssa could help her boil water, much less cook a meal, it'd be moving mountains.
Last Saturday and Sunday, I collected bunches of farm-fresh produce on the Know Your Farms Tour. I was inspired by the tours, samples and info as well as the veggies themselves to try something a little different this week in the kitchen.
I bought a new slow cooker! I’m so excited about it. I’ve been wanting a tiny 2-qt one for ages because the size is more suitable for 1-3 people. Target has round 2qt Crock-Pots for $11.99 and I picked one up last week. First recipe: veggie lasagna. Vegetable lasagna is truly one of my favorite…
My Gramma and I bond through cooking. When I travel I bring her crazy spices, which she never uses, but I impress her by making stuff with of them when I come home to visit. Since I ditched her for Nassau last Christmas, I treated her (and the family) to a Bahamian spiced roast and an islandy mango-peach-apricot-orange ham this year.
There's not really a point in reviewing Soul per se; nearly everyone I know eats there regulrly and the food and drinks are consistently good. What's been driving me across town at odd hours of the day and night are their nightly specials, which tend to be a departure from their regular menu fare in content but deliciously, not in style.
I am, above all things, a fancy person. I am also, below a few other things but above many others, a broke person. The two generally don't vibe very well, but I have a penchant for making it work.
Cuisine Malaya in Elizabeth is probably my favorite go-to restaurant pound for pound. I frequently crave Asian food of all types and CM delivers consistent goodness at a great price, including generously-sized sushi rolls. Since I was near the Arboretum today I decided to check out Malaya Kitchen, a new Malaysian-fusion restaurant I've been reading…