Perfect Timing

I just went to my friend Bree’s (aka, “Knuckles” … see post below) blog for the first time and saw the best quote I’ve seen in awhile: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”- Dr. Seuss Thanks, Bree!

Wow … ‘Today’ Is Even Better Than ‘Yesterday’

Yesterday was National Pie Day. But today is National Peanut Butter Day! Don’t get me wrong … I love pie … but peanut butter … well, I think peanut butter is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Hey … sliced bread … peanut butter … add some grape jelly, and I’m there! I’m also a [...]

How To Cook Your Life

My friend Beki and I went to see “How To Cook Your Life” at the Tivoli last night. In it, Zen Master Edward Espe Brown “explains the guiding principles of Zen Buddhism as they apply to the preparation of food as well as life itself.” Zen Master Edward Espe Brown is a strange bird. But, [...]

Random Acts of Pieness

Apparently today is National Pie Day. Here are some of my favorite pies: Barley-Chorizo Skillet Pie (from Serious Eats) Savory Tomato Pesto Pie (from Farmgirl Fare) Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie (from Paula Deen) Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Pie (from Epicurious) My all-time favorite pie? That would be my aunt Betty Jo’s “Dark Sweet Cherry Pie.” And [...]

So True, So True

Heard from The Cheesemonger’s Wife (Hi, Annie!): “A meal without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Food in ’08: Keep it Local

Intersting article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch that includes a mention of two of my favorite local food producers, Hinkebein Hills Farm and Goatsbeard Farm … check it out: Guess what’s coming to dinner in 2008? Those of you that know me know that I’m a huge proponent of eating locally, which means that [...]

The Saveur 100

Saveur magazine has released its annual “Saveur 100” list … “a vivid snapshot of the wide—very, very wide—world of food” … and I think my Slow Food friends are going to love #100 the most: 100. The Year the Farm Bill Became Sexy If you’re not versed in what the Farm Bill is all about, [...]

Bacon Craziness?

My friend Jonathan sent me the link below: http://www.peppersandsmoke.com/bbq/deepfried/ Is it crazy? Absolutely. Will I make it? Absolutely … not. But … if someone else were so inclined, I’d definitely try a bite … ‘cuz I think that’s all my arteries could take!

Wrap Yourself In Bacon

No … not real bacon … a bacon scarf! I must have this: http://www.baconwrapt.com/ And while I’ll never wrap myself in real bacon (come on … I don’t love it that much), I think I’m going to have to try my hand at bacon-wrapped turkey … looks darn good to me!

It’s 2008!

Happy New Year Everyone! My resolutions for this year? 1. Don’t make resolutions … just have fun. Gee … that should be easy!