Posts tagged with: kitchen musings

Ain’t My Kitchen

Recently, I’ve had a lot of occasion to cook in kitchens that aren’t my own. And not only are these kitchens not mine (and therefore don’t have my favorite knife and stirring spoon, or that bowl that holds just the right amount of chopped vegetables), but they vary in ownership... Read More

Culinary Cultural Confusion

Last week, on St. Patrick’s Day, we had green food for dinner. It had booze in it. But it wasn’t Irish. Nope, for the great green holiday, we went Mexican. For breakfast, we had “Mexican eggs”—scrambled eggs topped with a Mexican four-cheese blend and tomatoes. Oh, there were potatoes on... Read More

Menu Planning for the Week

Generally, in the Sugar + Shake household, we eat home-cooked dinners about four or five times a week. Sometimes the planning is well thought out, and sometimes there’s a lot of improvising, grocery store runs and “Cabinet Crap” meals (making use of the random stuff in the fridge and cupboards).... Read More

A Memory of Meatballs

It often happens that we encounter a dish when we eat out and like it so much, I try to make it at home later. Sometimes this works out, sometimes it doesn’t. I’m not sure if any home attempt will ever live up to the memory of this particular dish:... Read More