Tagged with Wegman’s

Bostock Rocked My World

Bostock Rocked My World

(This article appeared in the February 27 print edition of the Packet, but never went online, so I am publishing it below.) Bostock Rocked My World I’m not exactly sure where I first came across bostock, but I believe it was at either salon.com or the kitchn.com. This take on baked French toast does seem … Continue reading

January Best Bites

January Best Bites

January was a tasty month for sure. Some of the photos here are related to articles that are in the works, such as the upside-down cakes (pear and blood orange), others are just things I made for dinner or picked up along the way. Note the gorgeous tray of cheesy sou-boereg that my friend (and … Continue reading

Storm Food for Snowmageddon

Storm Food for Snowmageddon

Twitter is aflutter with amusing tweets about stocking up with groceries for the coming storm. Are you ready for Snowmageddon? What are your favorite things to eat or drink during a blizzard? (Don’t even think about losing power, in which case all bets are off!) One woman said she’d sent her husband to the supermarket and … Continue reading

Best Bites November-Mistral, Estia & more

Best Bites November-Mistral, Estia & more

I had an eventful November, including a very nice Thanksgiving dinner with family at the new Seasons 52 at MarketFair. My “official” review of this new hotspot comes out in a few weeks, I’ve been three times now (counting an early media dinner), and have yet to be disappointed. Others apparently agree, the place was packed … Continue reading

A Supermarket Tale

It seemed simple enough. I was nearly out of green peppercorns, the ones packed in brine, so I added them to my grocery list.  I don’t go through them quickly, but every now and then, when I’m splurging on a nice steak, I like pungent green peppercorn sauce, the kind you might find in a … Continue reading

Money in the Bank

My father used to refer to leftovers as “money in the bank.” While it became a family sport to tease him about his somewhat obsessive attachment to old food in the fridge and freezer, I have to agree with him in principal. Which is why I scooped up packages of cut up butternut squash and rutabagas on a Sunday visit to … Continue reading

Lamb steak “Milanese”

I love just about any protein prepared “Milanese” style. That is, a thinnish cut (pounded thinner if necessary), breaded, and fried crisp. I think a squirt of lemon is de rigueur (I like that with chops, too). I used to just see Veal Milanese, here and there, on more traditional Italian menus, but then I spied a … Continue reading

Fried Chicken

Every now and then, I just have to have fried chicken. This is from Wegmans, and I even fell for the mashed potatotes (which kind of melted when reheated). I like a little honey with the chicken, a holdover from KFC days, even though I know that was supposed to go on the biscuits.  I just … Continue reading