Carolina Girl

A minor discussion about cured pork products and a few easy, economical, family-friendly recipes. I may be a disgrace to Southerners everywhere by being allergic to both collard greens and okra (true story), but I have always loved pork (even when I was vegetarian, I just couldn’t eat it). Well, let me amend that; I … More Carolina Girl

Leftover Revolution

I sense there is a thing going on in the food world across America, and it’s centered around leftovers. It could just have been that one episode of Chopped where the Food Network execs gave the okay to torture their four contestants with surprise baskets of—not the usual bizarre foods but—leftovers. Or it could be … More Leftover Revolution

Cookbook Summer

Cookbook reviews for four random library books and a handful of recipes therefrom. So longer ago than I would care to mention, I grabbed an armful of cookbooks from the library that appealed to me for one reason or another. I used them, a bit, and then I thought I would do a review of … More Cookbook Summer

Excellent Lentils

Lentil facts and more lentil recipes than you ever knew you needed. I was shocked to discover a few days ago that a father-son duo very near and dear to me did not know what lentils are. Wuh?!? How could I have failed them so miserably that not only have they claimed never to have … More Excellent Lentils