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Food, people, fun, fantasy.
Art Institute’s de Kooning and Executive Chef Jason Gordon Inspire What’s Next?
What now? My quandary resembled de Kooning’s Untitled XI — one of his “20 new canvases”completed at 71 years old. What’s next? What is my passion? My answers and inspiration come from going outside myself… the Art Institute of Chicago my muse. I put … Continue reading
College Corned Beef Colcannon and Jamie’s Lemon Birthday Cake
Direct and to the point… What have you got? We came to teach them how to make a Corned Beef Colcannon and celebrate Jamie’s Birthday… LET’S GO SHOPPING. RUSH back and get the pickling spices mixed with a bottle of beer and enough water to cover corned beef, fat side up. Bring to a boil … Continue reading
When the Stars make you drool like … John’s Hearty Pasta Fazool that’s… Amore
Heart Throb… How many hearts did you break? How many songs did it take? VALENTINE IT’S YOU! How many times, no clue— How many promises to be true? “Don’t be a fool, eat pasta fazool.” In the mood to brood? Change your attitude… With John’s Hearty comfort food. JOHN’S “HEARTY” PASTA FAZOOL INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons butter, divided … Continue reading
2012 in review Sweet Fortune Cookie!
Thank you dear readers. May 2013 be filled with love, prosperity, good health and joy! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 51,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading
Struffoli Balls Not From the Bakery For Anthony
This Strufolli recipe is for Anthony. Anthony commented on my Struffoi recipe…and gave me a great laugh. I ordered the Struffoli balls and didn’t make them… for Easter. Now it’s Christmas and time to make them again. Anthony’s Comment: “They look wonderful, but there’s no recipe! Go to an Italian bakery and BUY them? That’s … Continue reading
The Fork In The Road
Wild Peonies Now at their peak in glorious full bloom Too precious to pick Too precious not to pick. —Ryokan Ah ha… the fork in the road. To quote Yogi Berra, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it!” And so dear readers, I have decided to post my blog randomly. To … Continue reading
RASPBERRY RHUBARB CROSTATA WITH RASPBERRY VINEGAR GLAZE
After my last year’s flop at making a Rhubarb Gallette…once again I could not resist the staunch scarlet stalks at the Green City Farmers Market. There was a recipe in the Italy Issue of Bon Appétit for “Rhubarb and Raspberry Crostata” by Karen DeMasco. I was ready, a year had passed since my last foray … Continue reading
Rösti aka Florentine Hash Browns
Lazy days of summer hit Chicago like a brick Monday. Suddenly everything is green. Rooftop boxes are sown with plants and herbs kept inside for weeks because of the cold. Boat sails dot the lake, bikes fill the paths, lawn trimmers buzz, the air is humid and tweets say… get out and play. This is … Continue reading
Spring Chill Asparagus Vichyssoise
I decided to take the Scarlet solution… think about it tomorrow. And capture the romance of the accessory, sometimes called the garnish. In this case the wispy chive flower, packing an unexpected texture and flavor surprise in the Vichyssoise Spring Chill Asparagus Vichyssoise *this Recipe adapted from a recipe from Taste Restaurant, Seattle Museum 1½ … Continue reading