confession: i am a over-ripened banana hoarder. at the first sign of brown speckles, i think to myself, “yay, banana bread.” of course, i could buy bananas and let them ripen (instead of using them for oatmeal), but what’s the fun in that? something about rescuing what would be trash-able produce makes me feel all […]

when the weather downshifts to the lower numbers, like clockwork, i crave soup. in the winter i especially like to stockpile as many varieties as my freezer space will allow. combine that with stresses of life catching up with me, this past week i simply HAD to cook something and that something was this grilled […]