Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

If you’ve stayed away from broccoli rabe because it’s too bitter or weird, this is the recipe for you. Broccoli rabe will always be broccoli’s bitter cousin, and I love it for that, but adding sun-dried tomatoes changes the entire flavor profile. I started the way I always do with broccoli rabe – blanching it …

Continue reading

I often find myself in the supermarket with a shopping list that says “green veg.” This lack of specificity means I didn’t look in my laptop’s folders: Recipes/Make Next/Sides/Vegetables and Recipes/Cookbook/Sides/Vegetables . Why are you snickering? Doesn’t everyone have folders like that? Nor did I look at my bookmarks, Google Reader’s food blog subscriptions, magazines …

Continue reading

Many in the culinary world, and even home cooks, look down their nose at Rachael Ray, but I don’t. She is who she is. She doesn’t pretend to be a chef, she knows she’s not. She’s simply a gal who loves food, loves to cook and loves telling stories. You’re either going to like hanging …

Continue reading