9/7/2019 Pickles for me

Years ago I tried to save my pickle brine and soak cucumbers in it for a month. It did not work. I looked up pickling brine on line and it was expensive. I had a flash of thought. The reason that the cukes did not pickle was that the skin is too thin. 3 Weeks …

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The George Johnopolos signature punch, recipe

I have stated before that my father George Johnopolos was a personal hero of mine. He was multi talented and an oath keeper. In WWLL he was heroic and earned 2 purple hearts and a Bronze Star for his actions as a medic. When he married my mother he made almost impossible promises that he …

National Pie Week: Pie-Off in Special Collections — Echoes from the Vault ntional pie week. WOW

Until Maia moved to Scotland, she had never known that macaroni cheese and pastry went together. Now, Maia knows that you can put anything in a pie if you live here. However, this is not a new phenomenon, the idea of a handy pastry crust wrapping and protecting your lunch before the invention of Tupperware […] …

Vegan panforte — Rachel This will shock my friends. A reblog of a Vegan recipe but hey, give it a try

Ben’s mother often makes panforte during the Christmas period and it’s one of the yummiest things I’ve ever eaten. I thought I’d try making a vegan panforte this morning and it turned out beautifully! It’s dangerously delicious which means I’ll need to find some self-control to avoid stuffing my face. I used this recipe but […] …

Sometimes I stumble into a really good restaurant by chance.

It was 7 o'clock at night. I usually don't go out at night but was hungry and needed some more walk time. There is a sit down pizza place down Sheridan road from me that I thought might be interesting. As I was walking by I noticed that a cafe was open and I had …

A short food trek with half a meal in two new restaurants, one is very fun

I have been exploring Clark Street after getting to know Broadway pretty well.  I took the #36 to Foster and the Foster bus to Clark Street. I would walk later. The weather was fine. At the corner of Foster and Clark was my target. It is the Middle Eastern Grill and Bakery. It is an …

I just invented a dish that is like a cheese-less casserole

Sometimes for a quick dinner I will put one of those rice-dish in a bag, side dishes that sell all over the US. I get mine form the dollar store. I also get cans of mixed vegetables. I tried something new today. I put the ingredients together and added 2 raw eggs, whipped with a …