Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Food quotes

I am reading a book called "Food, true stories of life on the road."  with essays by varoius writers and food people.  There are alot of great food quotes. 

"We must all eat to live; some more urgently than others." Unknown
"Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili." Kit Carson's last words
"Reminds me of my safari in Africa.  Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."  W.C. Fields
"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." Epicurus
"Tell the cook, thanks for the meal."  Buddha, his last words
it's just
the sheer
of chopped
in the world."  Francisco X. Alarcon, Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation
"Be a fearless cook.  And never apologize."  Julia Child


Tuesday, July 20, 2004

More pasta

Tomorrow night for dinner I am making Spicy Farfalle with Roasted Tomatos. I don't remember where I got this one from, but it's a keeper.

For the Roasted Tomatos:
3 plum tomatos
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic
1 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp fresh basil
black pepper

For the pasta:
8 oz farfalle
1 tsp garlic
1 Tb olive oil
8 Kalamata olives, pits removed and chopped
hot sauce to taste
2 Tb chicken broth
1/2 cup feta crumbled

Preheat oven to 400'. Quarter tomatos and toss with remaining roasted tomato ingredients. Roast for 30 minutes.

Cook pasta. Heat oil and cook garlic until soft. Add tomatos and all juices in the pan, the olives, hot sauce, and broth. Simmer until hot, and season with salt and pepper if needed, but remember you are also adding feta. Toss with the hot pasta and top with feta.

This is such a good meal. It really doesn't take long, and the flavors are great.

Please try it!!!!

My most excellent chicken wings


When I was in college, I worked for a hotel cleaning rooms. Every once in a while someone would leave a magazine behind. I got this recipe out of one of these magazines. It is sooooooo good, but is kind of rich. It needs to marinate overnight, and the recipe makes quite a lot, so make sure you have room in the fridge.


3 LB chicken wings
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp dry mustard

Combine all ingredients except wings. Heat until butter and sugar are melted. Cool, and pour over wings. Cover and marinate overnight, turning 2 or 3 times. Bake at 375' for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

They are the BEST.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

"I bid you Peace" - The Frugal Gourmet

It's a sad day.....

Rest in Peace, Jeff Smith.

We'll miss you.