Pan Bagnat

  This sandwich almost didn’t happen.  You see, it almost cost me the tip of my finger.  Well, the jury is still out on the last part but at least my doctor said this morning that I wouldn’t need stitches.  This is what I get for underestimating a mandoline.     I wanted perfectly thin, […]

Seared Ahi, Mizuna, Green Mango and Avocado Salad

I couldn’t let this year close without one more post.  I am still on vacation–will be ringing in 2012 on the beach.  I just wanted a chance to thank you for keeping me company here and for making 2011 such a fun blogging year–I’m looking forward to sharing more delicious times with you! I have […]

Spaghetti with Tuna, Anchovies and Crispy Sage

  Whenever I have a craving for comfort food, it would be safe to assume that either rice or pasta will be involved.  Rice is a necessary accompaniment to the dishes of my childhood; it goes with everything from chicken stew and sautéed vegetables to marinated meats like tocino and tapa.  Characterizing pasta as comfort […]

Tuna Tartare (and a Foodie Get-Together)

  What do you do when you have two fabulous foodies coming over with their families to dine with you?  Lisa of Authentic Suburban Gourmet and Liren of Kitchen Confidante did just that this past weekend.  They are two of the many friends I’ve been lucky enough to make out of this hobby called food […]