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Convenience Food My Way

Convenience Food My Way

This was a delicious dinner that was easy to put together. And yet, every part of it involved some measure of “convenience food.” The poussin is one of the pre-marinated ones from Griggstown Farm, the “herb” version with olive oil, thyme and vinegar (they also do a soy/ginger version). It comes in a sealed bag, so … Continue reading

Pronto!

Pronto!

A new book from Canal House Cooking is always cause for celebration. Volume 8 of their series, Pronto!, was recently released, and provides a winter’s worth of easy to execute recipes for you and your family. Or even (like me), just yourself. I swear, if I were having Thanksgiving dinner on my own (I’ve been … Continue reading

Dinner and a Ride from Tre Piani

Dinner and a Ride from Tre Piani

Just in time for shorter days and winter driving (to say nothing of holiday celebrations), here’s Tre Piani restaurant at Forrestal Village with a great service to tempt you to come out to dinner. Check out their Dine and Ride program where they partner with A1 Limousine to provide dinner guests with a round trip ride … Continue reading

Mistral

Mistral

Whoosh! The strong wind that freshen the air in the south of France has blown into Princeton. Stephen Distler and Scott Anderson, who also own elements in Princeton, have now opened Mistral, a more casual BYO incarnation of the original fine dining location. (Mistral Chef de Cuisine is Ben Nerenhausen, late of  The Restaurant at … Continue reading

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats

I am getting on my bandwagon today, because this topic just keeps hitting me in the face lately. I’ve read a few of the books out there about the true cost of cheap food, and cheap products in general.  Like so many things that seem wonderful at first glance, that “too good to be true” … Continue reading

Holiday Gallery

Holiday Gallery

It was great to do some cooking over the holidays!  Here’s a photo roundup of some of the things I enjoyed. Note that I did not make the Panforte myself, that was from Bon Appétit, ditto Baked Alaska from Trader Joe’s (too cute to pass up).

PB&J

Ah, the lowly PB&J. Every now and then I get such a craving. In this case I had some of those multigrain “slims” sandwich breads on hand. I bought them out of curiousity one day, and actually find them handy, as I’m not a fan of sandwiches that are too “bready.” The peanut butter was … Continue reading

Sunday Cooking

This was the rest of my Sunday cooking spree that produced the butternut squash soup in my previous post. A busy day! I made the Brussels Sprouts slaw here with shredded sprouts from Trader Joes (so convenient!), throwing in some carrot I needed to use up. I used just a smidge of a mustardy mayonnaise … Continue reading

Kimchi Fried Rice

This dinner, built, I admit, almost entirely on convenience foods, was just delicous. I’d had it in mind for a while, so decided it was time to raid the freezer. Kimchi Fried Rice from Trader Joe’s formed the base. I really like this frozen item, as it is a tasty (somewhat spicy) accompaniment to whatever … Continue reading

Ravioli Roundup

I had to admit this asparagus/gruyere ravioli from Whole Foods was pretty good.  I served it with a little butter and olive oil, and a dusting of Parmesan, and had salad on the side. It really is amazing what good ravioli one can find now (even Trader Joe’s has some decent ones), and the quality, and … Continue reading