I recently sampled this Lemon Mushroom Linguini at a pot luck and begged Dave, the author, for the recipe. He happily consented to share this tangy pasta with a “no-cook” sauce . Of late I’m discovering friends find food, rather than football, a more amiable and interesting topic of discussion.
Indeed, at this party, we admitted we all were big fans of lemon; this sparkling citrus never lets us down. Lemon juice is the acidity I generally use in vinaigrettes for making quick tossed salads. A squeeze of lemon, as well, lends a fresh taste to many soups and roasted vegetables, a welcome burst of sunshine on a cold, dreary day.
When Martha Stewart emerged from her brief sojourn at the “big house”, she was asked what she missed most in confinement. She replied, “lemons”. She quickly added she missed family and friends, too. Whatever ones opinion of Martha, we have to respect her taste buds.
Taking care to practice what I preached in my last blog, I remain tasered into beans. (Been researching tasers for the current novel I’m writing. A cool word. It can be used as a noun: He’s running down Nine Mile, grab your taser! A verb: You tasered the wrong guy, man! Even an adjective: His eyes, a knee-buckling shade of … Full recipe post »
Whether you’re buried in 10 feet of snow, or basking in more winter favorable climes, February is a great time to inject a bit of heat–New Orleans style– into your kitchen. Here for my niece’s wedding, we’re spending a week in the Garden District, VRBOing a home built in the 1850’s with a front porch … Full recipe post »
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