January 2012

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country french omelet

country french omelet

Apparently January brings something out in me that is breakfast obsessed.  I have been making pancakes and muffins right and left.  And then there were grits and biscuits (admittedly rarely for actual breakfast though).  And now there is the French country omelet, which while under our breakfast category, we thoroughly enjoyed for a light dinner. … more

chocolate velvet pound cake

chocolate velvet pound cake

I have to be honest here and tell you that my first reaction to having pound cake is generally probably “ehhh.”  Sure pound cake is wonderful, and sometimes it absolutely hits the spot, and one day I will probably make some seemingly boring general pound cake recipe and post it on this blog and tell … more

flying biscuits

flying biscuits

Growing up, my dad used to make biscuits every Saturday morning.  He would get up early and roll them out carefully while my mom cooked sausage.  My dad was obsessive about his recipe.  I remember he spent months perfecting it, and there were a few Saturday mornings where we chewed on biscuits that were too … more

creamy grits

creamy grits

There are a lot of moments that define my life with food, and mostly these are times when I taste something so spectacular that it seems to surpass the realm of food.  They are like Julia Child’s meal of sole meuniere she had as her first meal in France that opened up an entire new … more

world peace cookies

world peace cookies

When I was a freshman in college I took a class on social justice, particularly with regards to Atlanta.  It was a class with all kinds of field trips to homeless shelters and organizations like Amnesty International.  It was also a class with a lot paper writing and reading.  But our reading was actually pretty … more