Posts filed under: Savory Stuff

Current Obsession: Williams-Sonoma City Grit Fried Chicken Kits

When we walked into Williams-Sonoma, we were not there for chicken mix. No, we were there to purchase a beautiful, lovely new red Vitamix. But we bought a City Grit Fried Chicken Kit anyway. (Because it was 30% off and this picture of fried chicken on the front made us... Read More

What Do I Do With This? Oven-Ready Deli Roll Edition

It’s already the final third of March and not only have I failed to put up a blog post this month until today, I haven’t even gone through and processed more than a couple of the photos I took while we were in Hilo for our New Year’s vacation. Ugh.... Read More

Easy Meal: Pancetta, Garlic & Tomato Pasta with Poached Egg

A friend recently commented on a photo I put up on my Facebook Wall of a simple weeknight dinner, “I need to learn more simple weeknight style dishes. Any you willing to share?” I realized that (back before I knew this friend) I used to post lots of weeknight cooking... Read More

Quin-WOW!

Last year I made what was perhaps one of my dorkiest and most utilitarian purchases from Amazon.com ever. One paper shredder. One toaster. One book on quinoa. While the shredder is pretty awesome (though the toaster kind of sucks, but at least the button stays down and the toast pops... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Pasta & Fried Zucchini Salad (Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi)

Of the four recipes from Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi that I’ve made so far, this Pasta & Fried Zucchini Salad is the only one that I haven’t had to restrain myself from altering. With the others, the changes my fingers itch to make range from... Read More

Cooking by the Book: Mushroom Parcels (Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi)

For Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a copy of Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi. (OK, technically, this was a gift from my brother, too, but let’s be real; if you have a little brother, you know what I mean.) Plenty is a veggie-focused cookbook, although Chef... Read More

Fungus Among Us

Shake took a trip to the Big Island and came back with goodies. Two pounds of fresh mushrooms from Hamakua Heritage Farm, to be exact. In case you’re wondering, two pounds of shroomage equals three days of mushroom dinners. Hamakua Heritage Farm is located in Laupāhoehoe, where they have an... Read More

Scenes from a Sugar + Shake Christmas

Throughout December, I have either been at work or in the kitchen cooking, leaving no time for photo processing or blogging. I’m back now and resolving (it’s that time of year, isn’t it?) to be a better blogger in 2013. In lieu of the regular, piles-of-words blog post, here’s a... Read More