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Monthly Archives: March 2011

I Butchered Something

How many of you read the title of this and thought I meant “I really screwed something up” . . .? Yea yea, it’s ok. I figured as much. However, I in fact butchered a smoked ham hock. Yep. It was lucky Michael was here to tell me what a ham hock is.  . . After […]

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The Key Ingredients – Gigi

How would you describe your style of cooking? Simple What is your favorite healthy ingredient? Any vegetables Best place for recipes? My cookbook shelfFavorite grandchild to cook for? – just kidding! I just love cooking for grandchildren!   Best cooking or eating advice anyone’s ever given you? The cooking advice that I would give is […]

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Baked Limas with Spinach and Feta

Something I will always remember about my dad – he hates Lima Beans. Therefore I have always assumed they are terrible, even though I had no idea what they tasted like. Just the name Liiiimmaa Beeeaaans – makes you wanna go eeeeeewww. So I decided to try them finally for myself.   The recipe called for […]

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Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Muffins

I love Gristedes. Because right when you need ONE lemon, they are all out of single lemons and you have to buy a whole bag. So Melissa and I decided to make Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Muffins. Yes, more warm weather food because we’re still in denial that the day after the first day of Spring, […]

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Pea Pesto Crostini

A few days ago I saw a link on Cupcakes and Cashmere for this pesto. Then, the weather got warmer and the green color just seemed perfect for the fleeting spring weather. After a gorgeous walk through Union Square’s farmers market, I got the perfect whole grain baguette . . . and a bunch of pussy willow […]

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