Kim and I have been getting our produce lately through a Raleigh based non-profit called The Produce Project, a fantastic share organization that allows you to "pitch in" towards a weekly bulk farmer's market purchase, which saves money for you and helps put food in the pantries of those without - their profits go towards … Continue reading Roasted Jerk Corn
The Dutch baby is a favorite of mine because if you have your basic pantry and fridge staples, then you have the goods to make a baby. It is also a favorite of mine because the DB needs no real invitation to the table - baby is always in the right place whether it is on … Continue reading The Dutch Baby
If you don't want to read a book and just want the recipe, click here. Last September I traveled to Arizona to visit my girlfriend's family, with this being the first time I ever laid eyes on a desert in person. Stepping out of the airport in Tucson, I immediately felt the vast difference in … Continue reading Sonoran Tortillas
If you're new to searing or would love a refresher, check out this post on the technique. I grew up with an unspoken family tradition where every Saturday night (or sometimes Friday, but usually Saturday) in the spring and summer we would have a meal of salad, a baked potato, and a grilled steak. To … Continue reading Pan Seared Steak
It's simple, it's smoky, it's fragrant. Searing is a fantastic first cooking technique to learn, especially for those who enjoy a good steak or porkchop. This high heat technique creates a whole new array of flavors via the browning process, but this deliciousness is also a terrace on the slippery slope towards burned food. With … Continue reading Searing
I know a few guys that would first chuckle at the idea, but your kitchen is very much a workshop. You have a place for your tools and a designated work area. The ease of your task can often be determined by the quality and variety of tools at hand, but by no means is … Continue reading Tools of the Trade: The Basics
I don't always come to a blog's recipe to read a book, I just want the goods. If that's you, click on the method link here. Coffee has grown on me. It has replaced beer as my favorite non-water beverage within the last year or so, and much like beer, there is an entire world … Continue reading Coffee: One Broke Gastronome’s Primer
A personal renaissance occurred within the past year - I began tasting my food. Through my teenage years my appetite ramped up, and no box of cereal or snack was safe from being considered single-serving. I ate food as fast as my mother could stock the fridge and pantry and unfortunately, that habit of eating … Continue reading Why Make Another Food Blog?