Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Pitas

Well, we are definitely back from the lake (and have been for some time).

I am still enjoying my time off at home (which is coming to an end soon), but I did have to start working and tweaking and modding the master schedule so students can get the classes the need/want.   This is a giant Rubik’s . . . → Read More: Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Pitas

Morroccan Tagine with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

A warming recipe for a winter’s day AND November’s Secret Recipe Club post. . . . → Read More: Morroccan Tagine with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…

The title of this post is an allusion to an essay in Laurie Colwin’s book Home Cooking, a book that Cook the Books Club recently featured.     Colwin’s ‘s essay is actually entitled “Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” and I referenced it in my latest CTB post.

This recipe is another homage to the late . . . → Read More: Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…

Eggplant Parmesan and True Confessions

I am spilling my guts and sharing a recipe for Eggplant Parm. . . . → Read More: Eggplant Parmesan and True Confessions

Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Pasta Sauce

Really tasty pasta sauce recipe. . . . → Read More: Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Pasta Sauce

Rustic Roasted Eggplant Dip

Recipe for Rustic Roasted Eggplant Dip with Fresh Herbs . . . → Read More: Rustic Roasted Eggplant Dip

Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

More jelly recipes today. This is a version of a version of a version. . . . → Read More: Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

“In My Kitchen” August 2018

Update on new job…some garden produce…and quite a few epic failures….That’s my kitchen for this month. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” August 2018

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

Seed planting

We’ve planted lots of seeds for the upcoming garden season—tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers. . . . → Read More: Seed planting

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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