Spanish style Chorizo and Bean Stew

Hello, and welcome to the first post of ‘Quarantine cooking’.  For all of those who are sequestered at home binging Tiger King on Netflix amidst towers of hoarded toilet paper, you are probably wondering to yourself, “What can I do with all this stuff in my pantry? How can I make it edible?”  And maybe…

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Shanghai Noodles

  China is a great place for food.  Cumin dusted lamb and noodles in the West, spicy cuisine from Szechuan province, fried delicacies in Yunnan, dumplings in the North…I could go on but I get too hungry to finish the list.  However, if your taste runs more to the sweet than savory, you might want…

Beer Brisket

    In high school, my husband was quite the sweet talker.  I wouldn’t know since I was on a different continent entirely so I did not witness his charms or any of the other awkward phases of youth we all suffer through.  Instead I just heard the stories, which were corroborated by his family. …

Salmon Scrap Cakes

      I love salmon cakes.  For Christmas breakfast, I make salmon cakes topped with sliced avocado, a poached egg and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce.  On a weekday night, I throw together salmon cakes drizzled with parsley sauce served alongside crispy potatoes and steamed veg.  There’s no wrong time. Now, as much as…

Croque Monsieur

         One of the perks of studying French at college was that I actually had to study abroad in France and for me that meant the university quarter in Paris.  In lectures on the rise of post modernism, formalist analysis of Baudelaire and trips to every art museum the city had to…