A blog about eating, drinking, and making things - one small batch at a time

Month: November 2012

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

Traditional Indian Coconut Rice with Chicken Curry: Part I

As I was thinking about what to make for dinner this week (and what to drink with it), I realized I needed some inspiration. I pulled out my recipe binder and started flipping through. Hidden far in the back was a hand written recipe for […]

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Porter BACON Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Vanilla Porter BACON Cupcakes

Please forgive me for this. These are dark chocolate, vanilla porter, BACON cupcakes (adapted from a recipe of someone who knows a lot more about baking than I – thanks Delly). I’m really not much of a baker. My need to improvise/tinker just doesn’t correlate […]

An ode to Trader Joe’s: You complete me.

An ode to Trader Joe’s: You complete me.

The other day, I realized that it is once again that time of year for one of my favorite hearty dishes: risotto.

Risotto is one of those stick to your ribs meals that is perfect in the late fall and winter. (more…)