Category Archives: Food We Make

The Knives

Cooking can get to be an expensive hobby, what with all the exciting gadgets and cookware available to us in the 21st century.  While we have lots goodies like cherry pitters and salad spinners, brassiers and Dutch ovens, it’s helpful … Continue reading

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Post-Ric’s Friday Wine Down

We moved to Lakeland just over a year ago and nearly immediately found a great local wine shop.  Ric’s Wine Market has become the place we get most of the wine we don’t pick up from mailing lists.  More importantly, … Continue reading

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Cherry Leather

Sometimes you just try stuff to see what happens, and then you figure out later what you’re going to do with it.  We’re in the middle of cherry season, they’re delicious and cheaply available, so we figured we’d give Cherry … Continue reading

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Roasted Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Pineapple Habanero Red Cabbage Slaw

All we wanted was something tasty, different, and relatively easy to make, as well as moderately light.  During the process, we may have come up with a new kitchen hack.  When the local seafood market had a nice deal on … Continue reading

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Rebooting with a Dinner Gang

There were a number of circumstances which let this blog slip away.  It no longer matters what they were; it just matters that we’re bringing it back. Appropriately, the subject of that reboot is our most recent Dinner Gang, which … Continue reading

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Dinner Gang 21: Vegetarian and Bordeaux

Dinner Gang 21, Vegetarian and Bordeaux, demonstrated that you don’t need meat to make a top-shelf dinner.  We had Bordeaux as a theme in mind for a while, but we wanted to up the ante a little, make it a … Continue reading

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Dinner Gang 17: Big and Bold

The last three times we’ve done Dinner Gang, we happened to have reasonably light wines.  Our last hosting experience was with white wines, Neal and Jim did Rosé, and then Kathryn and David did Germany.  I thought it was time … Continue reading

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