Pancetta

Pancetta. Bacon’s fancier Italian cousin. Good God, how I love the stuff.  Salty, luscious, slightly spicy, porky goodness that is the essential flavor in so many of my favorite foods. If I could, I would probably put it in everything. The problem is that it really isn’t very easy to find in most grocery stores…

Manhattan Clam Chowder

While some people were watching the Superbowl, I was, as usual, thinking of food. I used to watch every football game I could find but since I moved to Hawaii, the games are just too early in the day to peak my interest. Coffee and football just isn’t the same as beer and football. Without…

Fish Soup with Fennel & Dill

Yesterday was my birthday. I spent the whole day doing only things that make me happy. It was wonderful day! Beach, gardening, snacking, and just being lazy. In the evening, the roomies surprised me with dinner with some friends at a great ramen place that I had been dying to try. Everything was perfect. Great…

Linguine with Clams, Bacon, and Tomatoes

Here is another fast recipe for a weeknight dinner. This pasta dish takes a few of my favorite things and pulls them together in one great dish: clams, tomatoes, and the almighty bacon. It’s quick and easy and tastes very fresh. Since I live in Hawaii, and am very far removed from the wonderful, briny cold water…

Spicy Corn Salad

Here is a recipe that makes use of one of the only consistent items of produce you can get in the Maine winter: frozen corn. Blah, yeah? NOPE! Not at all. It turns out that all frozen corn needs is a little love and for people to do anything other than steaming it. In this recipe,…