I cook because I love to eat. I garden because I love to cook.

Month: January 2018

Small Plates – Kibbeh Stuffed Peppers

Small Plates – Kibbeh Stuffed Peppers

I woke up on a recent Saturday morning itching to cook. I don’t know why, I just wanted to cook. As it would have been short notice and we really didn’t feel like entertaining, I made six small plate courses for my wife Marci, while […]

A Trip To Flushing – Vietnamese-Inspired Salad

A Trip To Flushing – Vietnamese-Inspired Salad

Last weekend my wife and I dropped off our son at LaGuardia Airport in Queens for his return flight to college.  Whenever I’m in Queens I can’t help but take a detour to the neighborhood of Flushing, one of several Chinatowns in New York City.  […]

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

I love a good  grilled cheese because it hits all the right notes – salty, crunchy, greasy, and sometimes even sweet.   Many Americans have eaten grilled cheese since they were young.  In my youth, I used to think they were called girled cheese.  But a […]

Time To Order Seeds

Time To Order Seeds

It’s another frigid winter day in January with a high of about 16oF.  So what did I do?  I spent most of the day thinking warm, sunny thoughts about my garden.  There’s nothing that warms me up more – at least in mind, if not […]

Spicy Asian Noodle Soup

Spicy Asian Noodle Soup

The blizzard of 2018 passed yesterday, and today we are still stuck inside with temperatures in the low teens.  Tonight it’s expected to be in the single digits.  There’s no reason to go outside, except to let the dog out.  Weather like this calls for […]