koppie — Sun, 02/12/2012 - 03:21
This one is fast, easy, and tasty. The trick: you cook the broccoli with the pasta. I recommend fresh pasta; the broccoli were only in the pot for three minutes so they were blanched rather than boiled. As usual, I left out the salt & pepper, but I added crushed red pepper flakes (the way I usually do with noodles).
The only critique I can make is that it isn't thrilling - I'd call it "good not great." But if you're looking for a quick and easy dinner, it's a great way of making plain pasta more interesting.
koppie — Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:58
I got this recipe from The Kosher Palette, but it's pretty much the same as every other homemade applesauce recipe out there. Here's the gist:
Peel, core, and slice apples. Cook 'em in a pot with a little water - just enough to keep 'em from burning. When they're soft, mash 'em a little. Eat. Wonder at God's creation.
koppie — Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:51
Soul food. Not a desert island dish, but darn close. Our local organic basket kept sending us potatoes and leeks, so I decided to go with a classic. Glad I did. This recipe is everything you want potato leek soup to be.
koppie — Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:34
This is Yelena's "desert island dish" - if she were stuck on a desert island and could only eat one thing, I'm pretty sure this would be it. My mother has made it for us a couple times, and I've made it once or twice, and it's orgasmic every time. This was originally from a cookbook, but the recipe has been modified so much that I feel confident giving credit to my mother instead.
koppie — Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:14
I like to cook. I like to blog. And now, the twain have met. Meet Daddy In The Kitchen (DITK).
koppie — Tue, 01/24/2012 - 22:37
A friend of mine recently asked for my advice re. flying with his two small children. Yelena & I have flown with Nathan quite a few times, either alone or together, on different airlines, to different places around the world. Here are our top 10 tips on making it an easy flight:
(1) Many airports have a separate line for families with young children. Rock it. (SFO does; SAN does not.)