Sometime ago, one of my friends invited us to their home for an outdoor Paella Festival. It was intended to be a mini-version of the one’s they hold in Spain, only it was held in Pittsburgh, PA. Close enough I suppose. We… Read More ›
Odd Couples, Watermelon and Chili Oil
For those of us old enough to remember the movie or TV series called the “Odd Couple“, you know the plot was all about the ups and downs of two recently divorced and very different men living together in a smallish… Read More ›
Get Flirting with Mussels
I know, I know…not everyone loves mussels, but personally, I think they are one of the most romantic things to share with your main squeeze or to share with your best friends at a dinner party. There is just something… Read More ›
“Moving Sale–Guy Stuff” or Chicken Piccata!
Well I’m back from Alaska. I hope you enjoyed the Cycling Alaska Posts from 4000 miles away. It was an amazing experience, and I can now check off one of the things on my bucket list. I’m sharing one last… Read More ›
Repulse Insects, Maybe Deer…Get Hot!
Ok, this is a new twist on helpful recipes. Take note because you could win some major praise from the gardeners in your life. What am I talking about? Gardeners love to see things grow. And high on the list of things… Read More ›
Perfect Steak–My Way!
Not long ago, I learned a valuable lesson in my relationship with Kathy. Turns out, I can dazzle her when I prepare and cook her favorite food items. You ask: How did you not know that sooner than recently? Well,… Read More ›
Pizza Margherita–My Grandmothers Way
In case you haven’t figured it out already, I’m Italian. My paternal grandparents emigrated from Bologna and Naples, Italy and my maternal grandparents arrived from small villages in Sicily. Depending on whose home in which we were eating, there would be styles of cooking… Read More ›
Tomatoes, Peaches, Lemons and Heaven
A couple we had dinner with last week informed us they would be out-of-town this week, and unable to pick up and use their weekly fresh food basket from one of the local fresh vegetable cooperatives. They had told us in… Read More ›
All American Blueberry Lemon Pancakes
Today is the 4th of July, and in the United States it’s a time to remember the men and women that declared we would become a country like no other at the time, and that they had the courage to risk their… Read More ›
Mike’s Romantically Daring Road to ‘Bibingkang’
Bibingkang? Nope! Never heard of it! Until a couple weeks ago when one of my younger cylcing friends, Mike S., told me he had been recently inspired to prepare it for the special lady in his life. Mike wrote to me, “trying to keep up… Read More ›