There is Probably Always Room for Another Taco

I did not plan to head out for tacos for lunch today. In fact, I was sitting at my desk trying really hard not to eat the awesome ribs I made yesterday since they were supposed to be for dinner. And as I tried hard NOT to think about the sticky, sweet, chai glaze on those ribs, Eater reminded me that a new taco place opened just down the road. And because the owner hails from Austin, this taco place sells MIGAS! I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can say that word without yelling it. That’s … Continue reading

    Dreaming of Delicata

    In general I am a big fan of sweet, earthy, wonderful winter squash. But most pale in comparison to the amazing delicata. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s easy to cook, has a wonderful creamy texture and rich flavor. And, you can eat the skin. Skin you can actually enjoy unlike other skins you are supposed to eat and like but wish your mom would remove for you prior to desecrating your plate with its offensive leatherness. And so when I saw some perfectly formed delicata yesterday I knew they’d become dinner. Enlisting the help of … Continue reading

      Salt and Pepper Shrimp

      Tonight’s dinner inspiration came early. I was making french toast for breakfast and when I reached into the pantry to get some vanilla I saw a small jar filled with a mixture of toasted and crushed szechuan peppercorns and salt. It’s a Chinese condiment my parents used to use to dip grilled meats into and my mom came over not long ago to use our cast iron pan and make a batch. I had yet to use it and just seeing it there did me in. Whatever we ate tonight would involve the contents of that jar. I had not … Continue reading