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Bowing to the Braising Pot

Braising is such a perfect cooking technique for fall food and weather – and if you’re lucky, it might make your family bow down to your cooking efforts!

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College Bound

It’s a New Day – College Bound

We’re college bound! @TechSavvyTeen is now a young adult and on his way to college and Not Dormant Chef appears in the blog for the first time!

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strawberry salsa

Strawberry Salsa with Fresh Basil and Balsamic – The Perfect Summer Appetizer

A simple summer appetizer using strawberries at their peak of flavor and combined simply with balsamic vinegar and basil. Just add crackers and goat cheese!

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Hibiscus Margarita

Hibiscus Margarita: Toasting a Month of Celebrations

Cheers to a month of celebrations including graduations, birthdays, and the long-awaited lazy days of summer – kick off the party with a hibiscus margarita!

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower: The Whole Truth

In a rush to get dinner started, I roasted a cauliflower whole and discovered a wonderful new technique for preparing this crunchy cruciferous vegetable.

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Boston's North End

Hobbling on the Cobble: A Food Tour of Boston’s North End

Take a virtual food tour of Boston’s North End as I share my guided tour with Boston Food Tours through this fascinating square mile of Boston’s rich heritage.

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perfect pancake recipe

Deb’s Perfect Pancake Recipe

The story of Deb’s perfect pancake recipe and how breakfast can be the center of so many wonderful childhood food memories.

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sake steamed clams

In the Kitchen with Yumivore: Sake Steamed Clams

The March theme of @Yumivore’s CookUp group spurred me on to try this simple technique of using sake to cook clams. A technique worth repeating!

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