This past weekend I attended a lecture by best-selling author Michael Pollan at nearby Elmhurst College. Pollan, a science journalist, is best known for his writing about food and agriculture, including the books The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which is about how our food is raised, and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, which is about [...]
Homemade ricotta from the new cookbook Homemade with Love by Jennifer Perillo.
Many of my food and mom blogger friends are raving about the new cookbook Homemade with Love by Jennifer Perillo. Perillo is a professional food writer based in Brooklyn, author of the popular food blog In Jennie’s Kitchen, and mom to two [...]
Noodles and Company’s Garden Pesto Saute featuring fresh asparagus.
I’ve told you all about what a picky eater JR is, right? We like to joke that he eats five things. That may be underselling him, but not by much. Here are the things JR eats: macaroni & cheese, pizza, spaghetti & meatballs, buttered noodles, [...]
A tray of orange sea salt caramels before cutting.
I cooked and baked a lot with blood oranges back during the fleeting few weeks when they were available. Remember that? Some of the recipes I used called for blood orange juice, but I always zested the fruit before squeezing the juice, so as not [...]
Colorful veggies and tart tomatillos liven up this easy-to-make chicken stew.
Tomatillos are one of the more misunderstood fruits out there. Perhaps because of their name or because they are often used to make salsa, many people associate them with tomatoes. But in fact, tomatillos are members of the nightshade family. Their closest relatives [...]