Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

On a snowy Sunday, I found Suzen checking out our cookbooks. “What are you looking for?” I asked. I can be helpful. Sometimes. “Something interesting,” she said calmly. She’s not six feet tall so her hand was reaching up to manipulate the books on the top row....
Drunken Red Beans with New Mexican Rice

Drunken Red Beans with New Mexican Rice

Yes, the picture above is the same as yesterday. That post was for the turkey medallions on the right, recipe circa 1988. The beans and rice on the top and left are, on the other hand, much more recent recipes: 1991! If you have never seen Rice: The Amazing Grain by...
Suzen’s Chili with Beans, Steak and Tequila

Suzen’s Chili with Beans, Steak and Tequila

On Sunday, watching both the Super Bowl and the commercials, Suzen and I wanted food prepared in advance, easy to serve and as spicy as the New Orleans setting. Suzen had some leftover steak and a friend who had sample the meat said, “Make chili!” Great advice. This...
Brian’s Beans

Brian’s Beans

You are male. You are by yourself. You are hungry. Your tools: a can, a can opener, onion, hot sauce, and mustard. Your prospects: excellent. Sometimes I am by myself and I do not have Suzen here to help me, encourage me, or feed me. I happen to like my foods hot and...
Brian’s Baked Beans, Augmented Style

Brian’s Baked Beans, Augmented Style

In upstate New York today, it was in the high 60s so that Halloween snow is gone. But more snow is on the way. That’s why this was a Kindling Day. Warm, blue sky, no snow or ice. The perfect day to gather firewood and kindling. There may not be another day like this...