One of the guilty pleasures of house-sitting is cooking from other people’s pantries. There can be disasters such as the time I baked bread with rancid flour. And there can be delightful surprises—a tin of hot Spanish paprika, unusual vinegars, and specialty olive oils. It’s summer; vegetables and fruits abound, especially when staying in Sonoma […]
With a jar of black bean hot sauce in the pantry, I am only a microwaved potato or a bowl of noodles away from a quick and healthy snack or meal.
Good anchovies make food for the gods. Poor quality anchovies=cat food.
This salt will turn a plain dish into something extravagant.
An ingredient from the Pennsylvania Dutch that captures all the sweetness of corn and makes turkey soup sit up and sing.