Stuffed Lasagne Noodles

I am trying to add vegetarian options to our weeknight dinners. I decided to look up an old tried and true recipe that was a regular with us years ago when the kids were quite little. I hadn’t made this dish in some time. The recipe is called Italian Veggie Rolls and is found on…

Nutty Sourdough Bread: By Diana Son

Baking sourdough bread is a 2-day process from the time you feed your starter to when you pull a loaf of beautiful bread out of your oven. I learned how to bake by following other bakers, professional and home cooks, over social media. It took me many years of trying this and that to come…

Orange Scones with Homemade Pineapple Preserves

My maternal grandmother, Dorothy Scotland (Granny), is the inspiration for this recipe. Granny always said “Waste not, want not.” This saying plays in my mind every time I am called on to throw some produce or food out of my fridge. This saying also inspired me to start composting. I was looking sideways with a…

Tomatoes For Fadya: An End of Summer Tribute

Sharing food with my friends and family is something I really enjoy. One drawback of the pandemic is that I am hardly seeing friends so I have mostly been unable to share my garden bounty except through facebook and instagram. But this past week, I had a brief, spontaneous meetup with one of my dearest…

Pumpkin Grits with Spicy Jumbo Shrimp

It was just a regular pandemic weekday. I was trying to figure out how to stretch the leftovers of a vegan dinner of the previous night into a meat centric dinner with minimal effort. I decided on the old go-to: Herb Roasted Chicken Legs. I set the oven to preheat and asked my 14 year…

Conjuring Guyana, Embracing the World

My mom, grandma, and aunts were all wonderful chefs. I grew up in Guyana, South America where daily cooking was the norm and eating out was a rare family outing. My mom baked bread and other treats every Sunday and made legendary roti, bakes, and plantain chips. All of this was done with tools that…