My brother-in-law Steve Piekarski is a good home cook. He and my sister Toni both enjoy food that is hearty and unfussy, such as hearty cheese soup. Neither is opposed to using convenience foods in their cooking, either, such as pasteurized prepared cheese products. You know: Velveeta.
soups and salads
Among the edible plants Betty Lambright grows is the magnificent, Mexican Mint Marigold, which is not only beautiful and aromatic, but it also attracts pollinators and is drought tolerant, too.
This is a classic French onion soup with the addition of rich, long-cooked venison shanks.
Slow food can also be quick to prepare, such as this Tomato Gazpacho recipe from Chef Sarah McIntosh of Epicerie Cafe & Grocery in Austin, Texas. Food from Epicerie Cafe & Grocery will be featured during the Grub Crawl at the Slow Food Austin Grub Trivia event, July 21, 2013.
Shawna Coronado says she enjoys good, healthy food, but with her busy schedule, doesn’t always have time for involved recipes. Necessity is the mother of delicious invention, as evidenced by her speedy, tasty and healthy chickpea salad recipe
When you walk into Ellen Sweets kitchen, you know it gets used and used often. The counters overflow with small appliances and bottles and bottles of herbs and spices. If you’re cooking in Ellen’s kitchen and you cannot find what you need–you haven’t really looked.
Potatoes and leeks are fast friends in the soup pot. And a bowl of Creamy Potato Leek Soup with Tangy Tarragon Drizzle will kick winter’s chill to the curb, and warm you from the inside out. You can also easily grow the fresh herbs and produce used in the recipe in the home garden.
This chileatole is always prepared in Usila when the fresh corn is harvested in both Holy Week and later in the rainy season. It is a meal in itself and served alone. The chileatole is best cooked in a clay pot, or olla.
It’s a good thing B. J. Thomas doesn’t keep his musical trophies in the kitchen because there’d be no room for food.