Stir-Fried Sausage, Chickpeas and Red Rice

Stir-Fried Sausage, Chickpea and Red Rice

  You don’t realize how much you miss something until you remove it from your life.  In my case, I’ve decided to eliminate (or limit my consumption of) caffeine, chips, wine and sweets, at least for now.  We have a generally healthy diet around here but I do like a salty snack fix once in […]

Matcha Green Tea Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Matcha Green Tea Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

  I have decided that I might be over-thinking the French macaron process.  I’ve been trying too hard.  After my successful third batch (here), I set off for the fourth and fifth with only mild anxiety.  I was fueled by my first nearly-perfect macarons but I was anxious because I intended to share the next […]

Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas @lemonsanchovies

  Buffalo Wings:  one of my guilty pleasures.  If I should find myself at a bar and they’re on the menu, I’ll order them.  In reality, I don’t visit bars very often so I get to enjoy them maybe once every two years, if that.  I can eat an entire plate of the spicy wings […]

Crab, Asparagus and Avocado Omelet (and Snapshots from Maui)

Maui 2013

  My husband and I walked back from the north end of Ka’anapali Beach, football and towel in hand, a little spent since we jogged the length of the beach and followed that with a game of catch and lots of swimming after that.  If anyone followed us closely enough they might have heard the […]

Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Whiskey-Herb-Citrus Glaze on Polenta

Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Whiskey-Herb-Citrus Glaze @lemonsanchovies

  “You’ve been holding out on us.” I think it was my brother-in-law who said this on a recent visit after he discovered my liquor cabinet.  Full size bottles of rum, brandy, whiskey, vodka and various liqueurs that hardly ever make it in a cocktail because my husband and I lean toward wine for libation. […]