Brunch

Vichyssoise

My dad always fancied himself a phenomenal cook. He had what I would call a passing interest in food, but in comparison with the rest of his family (before I came along) he was the Jackson family food expert. Each summer his mother, my Nam (sounds like Pam) would throw […]

 

My Ricotta Mistake

Two years ago I moved back to Florida with my husband and with no job lined up. I did the millennial boomerang and moved in with Mom at an age way too old to live with one’s parents and we all drove each other crazy. It was taking too long […]

 

Naan in the Oven

Its no secret in my circle that I can’t bake. I can’t make cakes, I can’t make cookies, I can’t make pies. I was a straight A student in culinary school, until I took Baking and Pastry. The one B blight on my perfect summa cum laude transcript was because […]

 

Yucca Frita with Habanero Mayonnaise

Yucca…Yucca…Yucca. Never has there been a tuber more desirable than yucca. South and Central America have given us so much incredible native food like potatoes, tomatoes, quinoa. My favorite? Yucca. Hands down. I love it stewed or braised, and I love it fried. “What does yucca taste like, LJ?” you […]