My wife Renate and I have lived in Italy for two years now, but we still keep finding new veggies at the local farmers’ markets. Like these eggplants, which would be more appropriately named sausage plants! In Italy they’re called “melanzane perline”, or just “melanzane lungo”.
Scovie Spotlight – Palo Alto Firefighters Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad
This refreshing summer salad recipe from 2015 Scovie Awards winner Palo Alto Firefighters is the perfect dish to bring to a hot summer party… [yumprint-recipe id=’7′]
Barbecue Thanksgiving Part 2: Potatoes Mashed, Potatoes Sweet
You know your Thanksgiving taters are yummy when they vanish before you get to eat them. I’m assuming they were tasty, since the pan was whistle-clean when I went for my first helping, only to be greeted by the fading fumes of molasses as a small child helped themselves for thirds, and, not coincidentally, lasts.
Making a Pumpkin Smoker
Three years ago, I started turning monster pumpkins into smokers for Halloween. Not only was it a good excuse to play with freakishly large vegetables, it was an even better excuse to put an attractive woman into a devil outfit and take pictures for the blog. I also like the idea of food that smokes itself. The basic idea was simple. Clean out the pumpkin, cut holes in the top and bottom, and place it over a small electric hot plate as the basis for the smoker.
Vegan Grilling: Thinking Outside the Brisket
That being said I often grill vegetables as side dishes, so putting together a totally vegan menu wouldn’t be too difficult. So I asked myself, if I didn’t eat meat, seafood or shellfish, what would I want to have for dinner?