September 22, 2014

Simple Peach Pie

Throughout the summer, I’ve had peaches in my refrigerator. One after the other, they all softened, wrinkled and then shriveled to the point of no return. I didn’t eat a single one. Not because peaches are not a sweet and amazing gift of summer. Maybe it’s because peach skin reminds me of biting through a paper towel. Last week, I brought home a bag of peaches from work, determined to squeeze the last drop of summer out of...well...summer, by making a peach pie.

September 15, 2014

Sweet Ham and Gouda Crepes

Crepes are my kryptonite. I make homemade crepes once every 4 or 5 months, always on a weekend. And I eat those crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, I’ll top a stack of crepes with fresh strawberries or bananas and a hefty pour of maple syrup. For lunch and dinner, I’ll use crepes as a blanket in which to wrap savory things. For dessert, I’ll have crepes with maple syrup again, or Nutella if it’s on hand. 

September 8, 2014

Salmon Fritters

I've always had a fear of leftover cooked fish and all its cold clamminess. That is, until, when recently faced with some leftover salmon, I searched the internet for “what to do with leftover fish” and changed my world forever. Leftover cooked fish can be used in fish tacos, stews, salads, sandwiches and fish cakes. Who knew? The key is to either gently bring the fish up to room temperature or reheat it for a very short amount of time.  Salmon cakes sounded the most appealing to me so I faced my fear. 

September 4, 2014

Food Diary: 9 Hours in Philly

With hotels and airlines jacking up their prices on holidays, Alan and I decided to take a day trip to Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend.  It's a quick 2 hour drive and we figured we'd get to see quite a few sights in one day and get a bit of that vacation feeling without spending a bunch of dough. 

August 25, 2014

Late Summer Bruschetta

Working at a food company means that I often get to eat really delectable lunches. A few weeks ago, one of my bosses put together some crusty bread with homemade mayonnaise, heirloom tomatoes and basil while my other boss took pictures of us eating it. Let's hope a picture of me stuffing lunch in my face does not surface. I decided to borrow that combination of flavors for a late summer bruschetta using some heirloom tomatoes from my trip to Long Island this past weekend.