Month: May 2010

Spam Haiku: In memory of a good friend

Spam Haiku: In memory of a good friend

I just learned that my friend Mark Yannone, whom I met years ago on an epilepsy message board, died last summer. We had last emailed in May 2009 and then, as  sometimes happened over the years, lost touch for a while.  I was just looking…

Fiddleheads !

Fiddleheads !

I LOVE fiddleheads.  You will too if you like Brussels  sprouts, asparagus, or brocolli. And, even if you don’t, you just might like fiddleheads the way I prepare them with olive oil and Parmigiano reggiano cheese.  🙂 If you live around Wakefield, go to the…

Chayote !

Chayote !

As I wrote on Facebook the other day, I picked up a chayote at Farmland because I had never tried it before.   Once home, I forgot what it was called except that it started with the letter C. The Produce Guide to the rescue!!! And,…

Unbelievable Chicken “All-in-One” Casserole

Unbelievable Chicken “All-in-One” Casserole

Okay – this is REALLY GOOD.  Unbelievably good, in my opinion – with that opinion shared by my husband.  It is a WOW. It gets even better when leftover and it goes especially well with strongly-flavored vegetable such as fiddle heads (in the spring when…

Breadcrumbs – make your own instead of tossing stale bread

Breadcrumbs – make your own instead of tossing stale bread

Some folks prefer the convenience of buying ready-made breadcrumbs, but I like to make my own.  I simply save any bread ends or scraps that would otherwise get tossed in a brown paper bag in my cupboard.  When I need breadcrumbs, I just toss the…

Parmesan Shells and Cheese – Mac and Cheese for Adults

Parmesan Shells and Cheese – Mac and Cheese for Adults

I had half a box of small shells, 7 ounces, to be exact, a few chunks of  Parmesan Reggiano in the fridge, had milk that had not gone bad (always a miracle) and wanted something with at least a feel of comfort food.  A big…