Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This week at the grocery store...


I discovered everybody's nuts!

I'm such a sucker for clever packaging. Show me a picture of a deranged-looking pistachio nut wearing a beret, and I'll blindly offer up my money.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In defence of bread — Eggplant, red pepper and Fontina panini


For me a sandwich for dinner ranks right up there with breakfast for dinner (aka Brinner). If you're with me on this one, then you may want to consider investing in a panini press, if you don't already own one. It makes great grilled sandwiches and quesadillas, and you can also use it to grill meat and vegetables.

This recipe, adapted from Bon Appétit, can be made with a grill pan or a counter-top grill or barbecue, if you don't have a press handy:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This week at the grocery store...

Baby pineapples.

Are these not the cutest things you've ever seen? (At the grocery store, that is.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Still shopping the pantry: tortillas with shrimp

This week's food question: How many different types of of flour do you have in your pantry? I have seven — regular, whole wheat, self-rising, gluten (for seitan, of course), chick pea, masa harina and cornmeal. I know what you're thinking — only seven! But don't let that influence your impression of me. I'm sure my varieties of pasta are in the double digits.

While this topic sounds less-than-stimulating, it did inspire this week's menu and my continuing efforts to shop my pantry.

Sunday, April 4, 2010