This should tide you over

   March 30, 2011 1:14 pm

I hate it when chefs say something is “easy.” That just makes me feel even dumber when I screw it up. For instance, I recently had a chef describe how to cut up a mango. He used the word “simple” three or four times. I got lost somewhere around “make a diamond shape at 10…

Tomato Cream Soused. Er, Sauce

   March 29, 2011 5:55 pm

This recipe comes highly rated from a highly rated source. Former Features editor and forever foodie Jeff Hileman said I should write about this. I’ve done a vodka tomato sauce recipe with Food Reader Group member Kate Edgett in 2007, but that’s absolutely no reason not to try another one. I’m of the opinion that…

Husband’s birthday was yummy

   March 28, 2011 2:49 pm

For those who read Friday, the cake came out OK, but it was no, er, piece of cake. I’ve made a few layer cakes in my life, and I always wait just long enough to forget what a pain in the neck they are before I try one again. As always, it was dicey at…

Berry, berry, strawberry

   March 25, 2011 3:15 pm

My husband has a problem with strawberries. You can slap the word strawberry on anything and he’d eat it. His birthday is tomorrow, and I bet you can guess what kind of cake he wants. Yeah. Strawberry. With strawberry ice cream. Topped with sliced strawberries. Served in a bowl made of dried strawberries. OK, I…

Edibly excellent edamame

   March 24, 2011 11:05 am

I’m looking for something to eat that I love but won’t kill me. This qualifies. Edamame is Japanese for soy beans cooked in the pod. It rocks in the nutrition category, providing lean protein, fiber and vitamins and minerals. If you like spicy food, hit this with a few shakes of Tabasco or a squirt…

Good bytes

   March 23, 2011 3:44 pm

If what follows is gibberish to you, rest assured I’ll return to speaking English in my next post: For Christmas, my husband and I ditched our ridiculously outdated cellphones for super-fancy smart phones. They let us use the Internet and oodles of little programs called “apps.” You wouldn’t believe some of the apps that are…

My cookie monster

   March 22, 2011 4:07 pm

My son, 5, loves to bake with me. And I love to bake with him. He knows how to measure flour into a cup and scrape it off. He likes to crack the eggs and turn on the mixer. He’s messy, but he’s learning stuff, so I let it go. I still drop the dough…

Check out our recipe library: It’s free

   March 21, 2011 2:35 pm

You meant to save that Food section from two months ago and you put it someplace really safe and now you have no idea where that place is. Before you give up, check our recipe library, always available and always free, at the bottom of the Food section landing page on GoErie. All of the…

Feast from the fest’

   March 21, 2011 11:03 am

I couldn’t resist the Maple Festival over the weekend. I took my son down and we saw the sugarshack at Hurry Hill Farm and had pancakes with real syrup at the Edinboro fire hall. Of course I couldn’t go home without a jug of liquid gold (my main motivation for going), and once I had…

Nutrition on the shelves at Tops

   March 18, 2011 11:35 am

Tops Markets is starting to label groceries on the shelves with nutritional scores on a scale from 1 to 100. The system, called “NuVal,” is in place in 1,000 stores in 23 states, according to Buffalo Business First. NuVal been out there for a few years, but this is the first time it’s come to…