The first time I ate Lauras pizza she made twenty-four of them for a group of six people. When we walked into her familys centuries-old walled garden in Radicondoli, her husband, Marco, showed us their wood-fired oven, which was alight with red coals. He said it would be... Read More
Since moving to Japan, I have found that my level of craftiness in the kitchen has increased quite a bit. It is not as convenient (or cost effective) to go to the grocery store and buy ingredients that were commonplace in our kitchen in the U.S. I am grateful for this because it has lead me to developing more unique, interesting recipes that utilize ingredients in new ways. Jam, for example, can become a salad dressing with the addition of a little oil and vinegar. Honey can become more than... Read More
As mentioned in my previous post, in the Christmas spirit, I decided to make cookies for people in my office. I decided I would make sugar, chocolate chip (my signature cookie), and no-bake cookies. I wanted to get them done last night b/c most people are out next week on vacation. So I went to... Read More
Our peach cobbler from all the peaches we picked turned out to be quite the success! I wasnt really sure what was going to happen since we couldnt find a recipe we were 100% happy with and kind of combined 2-3 to make our own.
Ps main request was that we DIDNT use rolled oats/oatmeal/etc. for the topping. My mom uses yellow cake mix... Read More
By no means is this a cooking blog, nor am I a big chef. I just make things that I get weird cravings for, and it usually works out, and sometimes it fails in an epic fashion. Tonight were supposed to go to a cookout with some of our good friends, and I have been asked to bring dessert. Well of course, I do not like to bring things that are not... Read More