In this Friday feature, I offer more recipes using the week’s featured ingredient from fellow food-lovers in the blogosphere. *Note that I have not tested any of these recipes, but to me, they looked good enough to eat! Persian Rice at Take on the Road Saffron Noodle Cake at Gourmandistan Orange Zest and Saffron Dutch … Continue reading On the Tasting Menu: Saffron
On Monday I woke up feeling slow. Not exactly sluggish, though I was deeply tired. It was more like maybe my body decided my brain had had quite enough of the rushabout and worry that underscores most days, and just simply down-geared. As a result, I feel like I noticed and heard a lot more … Continue reading Saffron Aioli, Slowly, Slowly
For a variety of (boring-to-you) reasons, my therapist has tasked me with spending five minutes every day engaging in what we're calling "abundance thinking." This is just a fancy way of saying that she wants me to actively think about what I have and how grateful I am to have it every single day. I … Continue reading Cream of Mussels Soup with Saffron and Abundance
Few things make me happier than food and poetry, so every Monday, I will strive to post something that brings those things together! The Saffron The saffron of virtue and contentment Is dissolved in the water-gun of love and affection. Pink and red clouds of emotion are flying about, Limitless colours raining down. All the … Continue reading The Weekly Ode: Saffron
Sorry for the hiatus, my adventurous eater-friends! I was stuck under a pile of Freshman Comp papers and some illness and various other distractions. But I'm back this week with a very special ingredient, suggested by my friend Susan, on Facebook. Okay, so I actually pulled this particular ingredient from the mixing bowl LAST week, … Continue reading The Blue Mixing Bowl is Back!
Well, this week has limped along, with most of my time taken by writing pursuits (aka, grading freshman comp papers) not nearly as delicious or satisfying as writing about turnips would have been. Yes, turnips, it turns out, are delicious! I don't think I really knew that before this week because as I was shopping … Continue reading Chicken,Turnip & Potato Curry
My former student, Brielle, wants me to make Turnips. I was walking by them yesterday getting some kale, which I love, but I got thinking turnips- what? My mom never ever prepared those for me. Are they even nutritious? Turnips. See how she's book-ending her comment with the name of the ingredient for emphasis? See … Continue reading The Blue Mixing Bowl of Happiness & Possibility Says….
In this Friday feature, I offer ten recipes using the week’s featured ingredient from fellow food-lovers in the blogosphere. *Note that I have not tested any of these recipes, but to me, they looked good enough to eat! Pizza with Leeks, Brussels Sprouts and Speck at Thyme on My Side Tart Tatin aux … Continue reading On the Tasting Menu: Leeks
Still sick. More soup. This one's my homage to one of Paul's favorites, French Onion. I've never made a proper French Onion soup before, and don't even have the requisite stoneware crocks in which one must absolutely serve it. Well, I do have one: Classic. It's even called an "Onion Soup Crock." You can get … Continue reading Caramelized Three-Onion Soup with Parmesan Toasts
I was excited to pull leeks from the metaphoric earth this week because I knew I was getting sick, and the first thing that came to mind was the soup I'm going to describe to you now. Yes, chicken soup for sickies isn't especially ground breaking, but this one is special and has become one … Continue reading Chicken, Leek & Barley Soup