Spinach Pesto Portobellos

So I finished watching a fabulous BBC miniseries called In the Flesh.  It’s pretty much a British take on The Walking Dead (think diseases, zombies, and angry people), but it’s entirely new and fantastic in its plot and perspective.  What I really enjoyed was that the focus really wasn’t about horribly gory scenes of flesh-eating “rotters,” but more about the psychological […]

Raspberry Fool

Raspberry fool.  I love it! But what is fool? A fool, once referred to as a foole, is an English dessert that was first mentioned back in the late sixteenth century.  Traditionally, a fool is composed of stewed and pureed fruit, whipped cream, and sugar.  Foole was originally made with gooseberries (something I’d love to try), but nowadays it’s generally made […]

Salmon Rigatoni with Lemon Pepper

Some food combinations are classics and some are downright weird.  Peanut butter and jelly is a classic, chocolate and mint is a classic, salmon and dill is a classic, pumpkin pie and banana cream pie is downright weird.  Pumpkin pie and banana cream pie may sound like a strange combination, but seriously, it’s good.  If […]

Classic Mexican Red Rice

Before we talk about rice, I need to say a few things about the Olympians.  First, congratulations, Michael Phelps, for a job well done–you’re pretty darn amazing.  Second, the USA’s women gymnasts are incredible.  Third, May-Treanor and Walsh?  Congrats for holding your own against the Chinese–they were tough opponents.  Fourth, good job Missy Franklin; you’re on […]