Saturday, September 24, 2011


Some ripe pears prompted a little creative thinking (if I may say so): maybe two cups of sugar, heated until it completely melted and turned a light mahogany. Add a little cream and butter, then stir in the pears and - at the last minute decide to slice in an even riper banana. Make some ice milk in the ice cream maker with 4c milk, 1c sugar and 2t vanilla and you have an outrageously rich dessert (and CHEAP).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Potato Chips

A mandoline (food slicer), two potatoes, some canola oil, some sea salt and voila!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Heirloom tomatoes are incredible! Beautiful and delicious:

Add the last of the basil, edamame and croutons made from freezer remnants:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another One Pot

This is relatively healthy but very rich and satisfying.

Saute eggplant then broil with spinach, tomato sauce and mozzarella. This sauce is very easy and delicious:

1/4c olive oil
1/2 onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
35oz plum tomatoes, hand crushed
1/2t oregano
4-6 basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste

saute onion then garlic, add the rest and simmer for 45 minutes

From Frank Pellegrino