Fried Potatoes

You can use raw or cooked potatoes for fried potatoes. Call them “sauteed” if you want to sound healthier! If I have raw potatoes I tend to peel them. If I have (or create) leftover baked potatoes, I just dice them. In fact, I’ll sometimes make extra baked potatoes so I can make these quickly […]

Chard from the Garden

Picked my first crop of chard from the garden last night. After washing it, I chopped it up. Heated a bit of olive oil and some minced garlic in the frying pan until the garlic was softened, then added the chard and stirred till it was coated. Put the cover on and cooked for about […]

Failed recipe – Cauliflower Salad

So….do I post bad recipes or not? I mean, they may not be “bad” but I don’t like them. Maybe someone else would. The directions were enough to catch my eye and make me think I might like them. But then I try them and no. They just don’t work. Like when you read a […]

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.