Okra and Eggplant Cobbler

Food often reminds me that I’m a Yankee living in the south. Where I come from, chicken cutlets and eggplant are about the only reasons to break out the breadcrumbs and pans of oil. And with my focus on a healthier way of eating, I don’t even fry those favorites anymore. But when your partner-in-cuisine-crime…

A Different Way to Savor Fresh Fruit

I can’t pass up the chance to buy fresh fruit at the farmers’ market. Peaches and blueberries and blackberries, oh my. My dad always used to tell me that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. In other words, I’d take more food than I could eat. This holds true to my shopping spree-like fruit-buying.

Dragon Fruit!

Whenever I’m in the grocery store I end up in a focused fit. I’m either concentrated on sales, ingredients or a list of what I need for the next meal. My last visit was wrapped around that night’s dinner. We were having chicken tacos. I need tortillas and tortilla chips. I got all the produce…

Ingredient Introduction #12 – Papaya

I was so excited for this one. A tropical stop on my usual produce patrol took me to the papaya. For some reason, this one just makes me think of sweet, fragrant, fruity, exotic island life. I mean, there are lotions, and scrubs, and candles scented like it to help you escape the pains of…