Coconut Rice with Red Beans

I made the Coconut Rice and Beans from The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman tonight, but the ratios seemed off to me so I adjusted things without even waiting. The recipe in the book calls for 1 and 1/2 cups of rice and I suspect it is supposed to be 1/2 cup. Here’s what […]

Broccoli Cheese Custard

Trying my first recipe from the Lost Recipes : Meals to Share with Friends and Family book tonight.  

Cream of Broccoli Soup

The days suddenly turned from spring-like to rainy and windy again, as they do so often after a first little false-spring weather that tricked all the daffodils into coming up! The blossoms are all out on my fruit trees and do look beautiful against the contrasting dark grey skies! But we went from barbecues and […]

Sauteed potatoes

Sautéed potatoes go great with almost any meat for dinner. Or serve them with eggs for breakfast, of course! Potatoes are on sale around here, .99 for a 10 pound bag of Russets. For dinner yesterday I made these to go with some barbecued flank steak. Peel potatoes. Cut into 1/2″ slices, then cut those […]

Leek and Potato Soup

There are many variations to this and I’ve loved almost all of them. Sometimes the broth is half water and half milk, sometimes it’s all chicken broth, sometimes it’s chicken broth and milk. Sometimes there are just leeks and potatoes; other times I add chopped celery. Here’s what I did last night and it came […]