Grilled Squash Salad

“Try a Little Tenderness” is–by-far–Otis Redding’s best song. For those complete nubes who have never heard of the song and/or the artist, or for those who want a 1980s throwback, I present to you the classic clip of Jon Cryer from Pretty in Pink: Few would characterize Cryer’s reaction (or even Cryer’s character’s reaction) as…well…”tender”. However, … More Grilled Squash Salad

Peas on a Pizza

I’m sure some people will read this title and think the recipe sounds “kid-friendly”. But, just so we’re clear, I am not. Recently, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a scathing comment that she would never go to a newly-opened restaurant because of their policy on children. She and those liking her comment were saying the place was … More Peas on a Pizza

Eggplant Pie

Warning: this is politically incorrect. Deal with it. I’ve mentioned this before, but one reason my guy said I couldn’t be a kept woman was because I’m “too much of a man”. There are indeed many a day where I’m “the man” and he’s “the woman” in our relationship. Sadly none of those days coincides with … More Eggplant Pie

Chicken Avocado Wraps

My family is Irish and Belgian. That means I’m genetically predisposed to make drinking making babies, and administering guilt art forms. Setting aside items two and three for the moment, item #1 can get intense. I’ve told my last two significant others before meeting my parents that it will be homey, and intellectual debates are guaranteed, but … More Chicken Avocado Wraps

Coffee–a New Series of Blog Posts

This is an intro post. While I’ll still continue my mother’s desire to see more meals and fewer dishes, I’m also going to start talking about coffee and coffee drinks. A lot of academians are (coffee) snobs. It keeps us going. Energy drinks are too teenager/club-scene/21st-century. We go more for the classic old-school, French-intellectual, borderline-Balzac-levels-of-intensity … More Coffee–a New Series of Blog Posts