Dinner Tonight #37

December 4, 2017

Tonight I tackled a blanquette de porc en veloute. It was time consuming but well worthwhile with a fascinating blend of flavours and textures.


Dinner Tonight #36

November 17, 2017

Tonight I made some rather misshapen (but otherwise gorgeous) Sui Mai dumplings along with Chef John’s potstickers.  First time for both and they tasted great with a soy-vinegar-chili sauce.

Dinner Tonight #35

November 14, 2017

A French style of macaroni & cheese, served with a strawberry, celery & mushroom salad. Wonderful.

An anecdote:  I started preparing this before I went to St Paul’s for a checkup today. I got there early enough to visit the excellent cafeteria for lunch.  Guess what the main entree was?  Yes, mac & cheese!  Luckily the mushroom soup was fabulous so I didn’t go hungry.

Snacks Tonight #8

November 2, 2017

Peach ice cream made in 60 seconds:  put 3-4 cups frozen peaches in  a blender along with 1/4 cup dry milk, 1 cup half & half, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.  Best results if left in freezer overnight. Some people will add 1/2 cup sugar, but I found this sweet enough without any.

Dinner Tonight #34

October 29, 2017


Every year the everloving asks me what I want for birthday dinner. And most years I say “meat pie”.  She makes a fabulous double pastry old fashioned meat pie, and today was no different!

Snacks Tonight #7

October 28, 2017


A great old fashioned southern buttermilk pie from Phyllis Stokes. I’m glad I halved the sugar!

Dinner Tonight #33

October 9, 2017


A chicken and mushroom pie tonight, one of Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meals.  It was great, though I would use less stock next time to create a thicker sauce.