Chili…for a Chilly Weeknight

This post is actually a recipe that I last made about a week ago. Usually, I try to post the day after I make a dish so that it is fresh in my head when I write about it but, as it always seems to happen, time got away from me last week. I am…

Buffalo Cauliflower

I am going to admit something today, Roomie #1’s restricted diet can be hard for me sometimes. I don’t have a problem with her vegetarianism on it principles nor does she preach or try to convert me. She is really great about it actually and never makes a big deal about it. I just find it…

Pineapple Salsa

After years of waiting, I finally picked my pineapples! I planted those silly things a little under two years ago but it felt more like a millennium. It felt like they would never grow. This may not have been entirely their fault…The plants have moved around the island with me and survived months of “benevolent neglect”…

Tomato Cream Sauce

Some many tomatoes! The hot weather has brought a glut of tomatoes to the farmers markets and vegetable stands that I like to go to. I can’t help myself and I always buy them…Too many of them. I have been making so many different tomato recipes and I love it! This one is a standout…

Garden Update – 3rd Month

Another month has passed already and the garden keeps on growing strong but the hot summer weather has forced a bit of a recalculation in planting design. This past month saw the end of many of our favorite crops. Some had reached the end of their life cycle but some couldn’t handle the change of…

Spicy Pork Belly

On my Dad’s side of our family, when a person is sick or hurt, we don’t make chicken soup, we make pasta. (fair warning – this post does not actually include a pasta recipe) It doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Good, hearty red sauce and some kind of easy to eat short…