Steamed Mussels with Cream, Saffron and Mint from James Peterson

Steamed Mussels with Cream, Saffron and Mint from James Peterson

“It looks beautiful,” I said to Suzen. “The smell is great.” “Try one,” she dared me. I passed. Allergies. My next mussel is her next inheritance. It was Valentine’s Day and Suzen’s feast for class — Bubbles and Bites — was this marvelously rich and beautiful dish...
Cucumber Mint Splash

Cucumber Mint Splash

                    It can be a bit of a challenge to come up with a flavorful cocktail in short order. A bartender is trained to do it, but at home we tend to move a bit slower. If you want a cool beverage, now and...
Mojito Chicken

Mojito Chicken

“Will it taste like chicken? Brian asked. “It is chicken. Taste it,” I suggested. “You know,” he began. “Taste it now,” I insisted. “Oh,” he said after swallowing. “Can I have more?” “Over there,” I pointed. “Would you?” he attempted to beg. “Over there,” I pointed...
Monogamy and Vinaigrettes

Monogamy and Vinaigrettes

  Do I support monogamy? You betcha. Cause Suzen has informed me of the long, painful death I would experience. Not that I need to be threatened. I mean, do I look like Newt Gingrich? On the other hand, a man is entitled to a little variety in life. When I met...