To Try

  • Pea Soup

    PEA SOUP (POTAGE DE PETITS POIS) There is something a little luxurious about a pool of thick, steaming, bright green soup set in a white bowl. And there’s no reason to buy soup already prepared when you can so easily make a seriously scrumptious version yourself with minimal effort....
  • Avocado Toast

    Made this for the kids’ breakfast the other day. Simple. Healthy. Tasty. Most important: they liked. Ripe avocado smeared on toasted multigrain bread and topped with pistachios, a touch of salt. The key is a ripe avocado. For my taste, a sprinkle of chili flakes wouldn’t hurt. In any...
  • When Chocolate Meets Beer

    Instead of hot cocoa, try a chocolaty beer. Sounds good to me. This is taken from The Week magazine. When you need a chocolate fix in liquid form, “forget hot cocoa,” said the editors of Draft. Next time, reach for a chocolaty beer. These three standouts use cocoa powder...
  • How To Titillate Your Tuna

    Tuna. It conjures up any number of images. Doesn’t it? There’s the kind you eat raw at the sushi bar. Particularly sublime is the fatty variety that comes from the belly – the otoro. But you can feed a family of four for what a single piece of that...
  • Killer Cabbage Soup

    Cabbage Soup is not a sexy name. It just isn’t. But something about the recipe struck me, as did the fact that it came from one of the country’s great Italian chefs, Cesare Casella, via famed restaurant critic Gael Greene. As they say, all good. So I shopped it,...
  • Mindful Eating Leads To Weight Loss

    The Mind Gut Connection Taken from the powerofslow via the Harvard Health Letter Meditation is typically something you think of as a strategy for quieting the mind. But apparently, it can quiet your appetite, too. According to recent research reported by the Harvard Health Letter, mindful eating can lead...
  • Couscous Quick & Easy

    So the kid was hungry, but not for something too heavy. I checked to see what was on hand and discovered a container of Mediterranean couscous in the pantry. Good, so now we have a base. Then there were some chickpeas left over from the night before, which I...
  • My Love Affair

    The seduction. The excitement. The pleasure. The mere thought of entering is enough to induce erectile function. It started innocently enough, as it often does. We were actually introduced by my wife. I just went along for the ride. Little did I know what awaited me. Lawn chairs, pool...
  • How To Pound Your Meat

    Sure, you may think you’re pretty damn good at it already, but it takes more than constant practice. You need to get your hands on a good tool too. And here’s the handy how to video....