As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, consider helping people who are in transition trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. Consider donating food to one of three of the Primavera Foundations’s venues. (You don’t need to live in Tucson to look around you and find out who can benefit by some food donations …[more...]
Turkey tips are from Chef Annette Gallardo, South Bay School of Cooking
To brine or not to brine?
That is a question often asked. I have several opinions on this.
First of all, most supermarket turkeys are already soaked in a horrible salt solution–from 4 to 15% of “solution”, just read the package. This makes for a …[more...]
from the USDA press release
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011- It is the time of year again when celebrity chefs and cooking magazines are advocating the newest trends in cooking a turkey. Whether you use a tried-and-true recipe or a creative new method, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to help you …[more...]
Tucson dining: Feast of San Gennaro at Tavolino
This menu sounds awesome. I have not had this kind of Italian food in ages. Mama Mia!
Check it out: (served family style)
- Pizza Napoletana
- Grilled sausage & peppers
- Antipasti Misti
- Grilled seafood salad
- Variety of homemade pasta dishes like baked maccheroni and spaghetti with “gravy”
- Wood-oven roasted pork
On Sunday for Father’s Day, my brother and I decided to make my dad a huge breakfast. Since he is always so busy, we thought it would be a nice treat to have all of his favorite foods and enjoy a nice meal. For this breakfast, we tried to go to the store and get every type …[more...]
I love Memorial Day Weekend!
First of all, it means the weather is getting nicer. Secondly, it means its right around my birthday. Third, it usually means a longer weekend off of work and last but most importantly it is a time to honor those who fought for our country and who brought honor to …[more...]
When I was a little girl, we lived with my grandmother for a few years before moving several states away from all of our extended family. Of that time, holidays always seem to stand out in my memories. Easter was no exception.
We’d color eggs the night before, making sure that each egg bore the name of a family member …[more...]
For those who don’t already know, I have a creativity-focused blog, the 64 Arts, that lets me flex the right side of my brain on a regular basis. Last March, while exploring the art of Cutouts (from paper to peel), I created a cute lemon cup that might make a nice addition to your Easter table this year.