Cheap Thrill Sangria

Sangria falls into that most beloved catagory- the cheap thrill.  I make a pretty good Sangria.  I am sure that there is better Sangria out there…my friend Barbara makes a Sangria that pops to mind…but considering the ratio of inexpensive to good I believe that my Sangria cannot be beat.  Wine does not agree with…

Swiss Chard Stems with Tahini

I am quite excited by this swiss chard stem dish.  The recipe is from “Moro, The Cookbook” by Sam & Sam Clark.  I eat a lot of swiss chard.  In the winter the stems are a little bit intense so I like to cook them separately from the greens and beat them into submission with…

Valentine’s Menus for Every Stage of Romance

It is time to cook dinner for your sweetheart.  It should be easy.   Stress is not romantic.  It should make your house smell good.  It should be delicious, but not something that inspires gluttony.