Monthly Archives: February 2011

Off Topic: Arizona Biltmore Salad

I actually have a “real” job and sometimes it takes me to wonderful places. Recently I was obliged to go to the Arizona Biltmore. Wow. I think it might literally be heaven. I would advise you not to get a … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Welsh Rarebit

There’s something really fun and somewhat risky about making a recipe from 1875.  How do you even translate something that was probably made on a wood-burning stove to modern-day equipment?  And didn’t people have very different tastes back then?  I … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Spinach Dip and La Paloma

Or as it’s formally known: The Best Spinach Dip with Chipotle and Lime (from Melissa Clark, 2007).  This was delicious.  It is a pretty standard spinach dip but, as the name suggests, chipotle peppers, cilantro and lime make it special. … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Warm Soft Chocolate Cake

    So again I find myself with a recipe that I want to shout about from the rooftops.  I already ambushed my neighbor on her way to her car, now it’s viral time.      Hesser rightly points out that … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Jean Yves Legarve’s Spaghetti with Lemon and Asparagus Sauce

Well this is awkward. Not only did it take some digging to find this recipe in The New York Times archives but I can’t find “Jean Yves Legarve” (if that is his real name) anywhere in the Google-verse. I even … Continue reading

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