Tag Archive for: cooking

Finding cold soup for warm weather

The other day, I noticed an odd amount of carrots in my refrigerator and decided to do something with them. Normally I would make carrot cake, but given the fact that I gave up sweets for lent, carrot cake was not an option. Instead, I recalled a warm ginger carrot soup I’d had before but […]

Kitchenware is a girl’s best friend

I was never one of those girls who dreamed of her wedding as a kid or dreamed of being a princess. My versions of these typical dreams were, “Someday, I am going to be a college athlete,” or “Someday, I am going to own three Great Danes and I am going to name them obscure […]

Cooking with chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Well, here I am, a single girl on Valentine’s Day. Am I bothered by this fact? Not a bit. Being single is awesome when you’re in a relationship with your kitchen; your heart only becomes broken when you run out of your favorite extra virgin olive oil from Ravece Rotondela, Italy. To be truthful, I […]

Cook like it’s spring

Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate the arrival of sunny weather than with a bowl of intense, beautiful chilled pea soup? This simple recipe utilizes a few versatile techniques that’ll serve you well even if you want to branch out to use other ingredients — gazpacho, roasted-tomato soup or even fancy pureed […]

Creative methods enhance seafood

Traditionally a showcase for pork and beef, charcuterie is a delicious assortment of smoked and cured meats and pâtés, often served with bread, cheese and a pickled veggie or two. But charcuterie is now having a seafood moment. A survey of popular chefs in the Boston Globe determined that seafood charcuterie is the number one […]

Cooking at home reclaims its appeal

For years, the restaurant industry has trended toward wholesome dining: locally sourced foods with rustic presentations. The effect is meant to comfort the diner through “organic” eating, a reminder of a simpler era of literal farm-to-table meals that most diners have probably not experienced. And nothing gets much more wholesome, or comforting, than a true […]

Internet provides solutions for bad eating habits

You didn’t eat enough fruits or vegetables today. Chances are, you didn’t eat any at all. OK, that’s kind of an unfair accusation. Still, research shows that it isn’t unfounded. According to an Oregon State University study released last month, college men tend to eat five servings of the good stuff per week, while college […]