Ah! Spring is finally, really here! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and for some strange reason it was over 90 degrees Fahrenheit last week! Needless to say I was definitely in the mood for some springy, belly goodness, but unfortunately the supermarket wasn’t reflecting the glorious weather outside. During my shopping quest two stores let me down on the basil front, so I decided to shake up my definition of pesto and try something a little less traditional.
14 Apr 2010 13:00 GMT
Lighting your home is probably one of the most important things to consider when redecorating. After all, the light in a room can in turn make it soft and sexy – or bright and clinical. That makes a big difference when trying to seduce someone – or interrogate them! It can be the perfect shade for reading in an oxblood armchair, or for taking a nap in front of the TV. It can lend itself to wild raves and midnight booze fuelled parties, or to flower pressing on a Sunday afternoon. In s...
09 Apr 2010 15:45 GMT
Over the Christmas holiday in the States, I took possession of this recipe for Crab Tartelettes and I am admittedly proud of my culinary skills which seem to be improving with every recipe I steal procure. This little gem comes from "Tapas" by Tee and Doeser with my modifications. It’s easy and creates leftovers for several days which, to me, is ...
09 Apr 2010 12:35 GMT
Crêpes are fancy, delicious and easier to make than you might think. The real secret behind making perfect pancakes à la France, is RELAX! Seriously. Someone should have told me to relax over the weekend when my freak out resulted in tears sizzling on a hot pan. My crêpes kept tearing and sticking, until I finally broke down, dropped to my knees and screamed, “It’s not possible! Vegan crêpes can’t be done! Damn you eggs!!”
07 Apr 2010 12:32 GMT
Everyone dreams of being a great hostess. Well, not everyone actually – I know plenty of people who hate nothing more than the idea of pandering to every awkward guest’s whim, cleaning up after them and having to prepare all that food. However, many people do like the idea of throwing splendid parties that everyone enjoys, cooking scrumptious foods for the guests at dinner, or creating an event that has everyone talking for months.
02 Apr 2010 16:07 GMT
I tried to give up dessert for Lent. Yes, I am Jewish but I thought that by giving up something in solidarity with my Catholic friends I'd be more likely to exercise self-control. Well, that went out the window. Between cupcakes, tiramisu, Milano cookies and bits of chocolate here and there over the last couple of weeks, this test of self-restraint was an epic fail. Giving up foods does not work unless you're Catholic and then somehow you're able to endure the pain for at least 40 days...
01 Apr 2010 12:15 GMT
After three days of basically eating cookies and cereal for every meal (life is hard sometimes, don’t judge), all my organs were screaming out for real food. Real food like vegetables, protein, grains and tinned lentils. Yes, tinned lentils. I didn’t know such a thing existed until I found a few cans at a crazy big grocery store. They exist all right,...
31 Mar 2010 12:45 GMT
Spoiler alert: I put Creole seasoning on everything. Also, I’m most lazy when I’m most hungry. Those two Yvonne factoids collided in last night’s dinner: Creole roasted vegetables. It had all the deliciousness of a long, labored over meal, yet all the effort of whacking on the oven and sitting in front of the television for forty-five minutes.
24 Mar 2010 13:14 GMT
I am an avid reader. I love the feel of paper turning under my fingers, the smell of a brand new tome being cracked open. I also have the ability to dive deeply and totally into the story, immersing myself so completely that my boyfriend can have real trouble dragging me back out and into the land of the living.
23 Mar 2010 17:00 GMT
According to my ability to make a microwaved Potato Dauphinoise, one could say my microwave cooking skills aren't up to par. However, for the sake of the famed microwave dish (depending perhaps, on your part of the world) currently gathering 138,249 fans on Facebook and climbing every minute, I've decided to see how good it is.
22 Mar 2010 13:00 GMT