The Lazy Cook – In the Beginning

So I guess I should start a little farther back than when Tummy started acting up.  In my early years, we were very poor.  The exposure to the different kinds of foods was limited.  Let’s face it, kids don’t want to eat weird things unless they are sweet.  Most things you would find around my…

The Spice of Life

Ever wonder how certain dishes have an undeniable flavor of a certain region that you just know it is that type of food?  Between the flavor trinities of beginning flavors to the spices that complete the dish, its all what you put in it. Here are the typical spices that are commonly used when creating…

“The Lazy Cook” continued

Learning to cook has got to be one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.  Not because it has a lot of ways something can be done but simply put…its a chemistry exam on food.  Each different thing that you can do to prepare something has its own reason for doing it. …

San Marzano! Oh My!

Its the time of year when I get overwhelmed by my garden.  Its time to harvest the tomatoes.  And they aren’t just tomatoes, they’re San Marzano tomatoes.  Flavor so sweet, you can’t make an awesome homemade italian sauce without ’em! I was going to take a couple dozen to work and let everyone take some…

“The Lazy Cook”

A lazy cook!!!  I can’t believe he just said that!  After everything that I have learned about cooking over the last few years, he says that I’m a lazy cook.  But wait, I guess I should start at the beginning. About three years ago, I started dealing with a tummy problem that would just not…

Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables

Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables Tried this recipe last night and it was delicious.  I have been on the Whole30 program since 8/1/16 and have done pretty well but it was nice to find a recipe that I could actually eat.  The steak was so tender and vegetables had so much flavor, I ate…

A Taste for Tea

“A Taste for Tea”   After several years of sugar laden teas and other drinks, it is such a breath of fresh air to find an iced tea that tastes so good right off the leaf.  This is one of the best teas that I have had and works great when you are watching what…