Last year I discovered this insanely addictive, quick and easy way to enjoy peas fresh from my garden. I spent so many years thinking they needed to be shucked, blanched, and then used in recipes. It never crossed my mind that peas could be eaten fresh from the pod just like edamame at a Japanese…
It’s hard going through life not knowing who you are. But it happens to most of us, doesn’t it? I seem to go through periods of feeling really confident in knowing who I am, and other times being completely clueless. “Who am I?” Please tell me I’m not the only one who goes through life saying…
Rhubarb and I have always had a complicated relationship. I didn’t grow up on an idyllic farm with barnyard animals and giant stalks of rhubarb that Mom would whip up into luscious pies and jams. No. I grew up at the Jersey shore, where early spring merely meant we were a bit closer to long lazy beach…
This blog is about to get corny. See what I did there? I know, I know. Puns and corny jokes are kind of my thing! I get that from my Momma. She was the Queen. So, my birthday is on Saturday, and, well it’s a big one. The big 3-0. It’s not that I’m sad […]
Or maybe I should say, “lawbstah rolls.” That’s how my grandfather would have said it. My Pop-Pop Genovese, along with several of his brothers, and my uncle Mark all made their living as commercial fisherman. My maternal great grandparents emigrated from Sicily in the early 1900’s to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a fishing village made famous by […]
It’s been a little weird not having a kitchen. But, honestly, not as weird as I had expected. Actually, it’s been kinda fun. Well, we’re not living completely kitchenless. That wasn’t an option. We need to at least be able to make coffee in the morning. So I created a mini-kitchen, of sorts, in the living […]
Once upon a time in a little kitchen in New Jersey, a girl opened up a box to find the most beautiful, tiny, purple and white striped eggplants. Well, that girl was me. But you probably already guessed that part.
Can you believe its October already? I can’t. I’m just not ready to let go of summer yet. I’m not ready to accept the days getting shorter, the weather getting cooler, or the holidays that are just around the corner.
Spain. Beautiful architecture. Charming countryside. Scenic coastline. Tapas. Sherry. Paella. It’s a pretty magnificent place. But… I’ve never been. Coming up in a few weeks in the little town of Brunol (near Valencia) is the annual city-wide tomato fight, La Tomatina. Every year during the last week in August, a huge festival is thrown celebrating […]
A few years ago, I set out to start a blog. A food blog! I was going to call it “Too full for school”.. clever.. right? No, it was a ridiculous name for a food blog. Very cheesy.. and no one would “get it”… And my writing- terrible! And heck, what do I know? No […]