Posts Tagged ‘Rosemary’
I have quite the obsession with old recipes.
Sometimes you just find yourself with a random 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree in the fridge.
Now, I’m willing to admit that on fridge cleaning day, a normal person would most likely be willing to just toss it. Not me. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times: I am a weird food-waster-phobic.
That 1/4 cup of pumpkin was getting eaten. (more…)
Except for the rosemary leaves on top, this bread might look sweet; in addition to the herbs being a clue, the fact that it’s savory is also given away by smelling it. It’s softly scented of onion and savory herbs. Flavor and taste-wise, I’d call it say it’s reminiscent of a savory pound cake…but in a good way. (And of course this is much lighter than a classic pound cake; there is no pound of butter, sugar, or even eggs in here!) The best thing for smearing across the top? Kerrygold Irish butter, of course. (Has anyone else noticed that Kerrygold butter almost eats like a cheese? It’s dangerous, people.) (more…)
Never in a million years would I have thought that I would get excited about vinegar. Vinegar, of all things. Either my life has gotten that dull (lol!) or this vinegar is really that exciting. An eternal optimist, I’m going with scenario two. :)
A couple months ago I received a few oil and vinegar samples from Vom Fass. Right away the name intrigued me; it means “from the cask” and it conjures up an old-world, artisanal feel, doesn’t it? I don’t know what I was expecting when I tried the samples, but whatever it was, everything I tried exceeded all my expectations. Scratch that; everything blew my mind. (more…)
Rosemary always feels like Christmas to me. (And yes, it is way too early to be mentioning Christmas…or is it? ;) )
Anyway, this soup reminds me of Christmas, not only because of the piney smell of the rosemary, but also because of how warm and cozy it is…really perfect for warming up on a damp, chilly day. (more…)
This recipe was born one day when I was craving both macaroni and cheese and chowder, and couldn’t decide which to make. While its flavor is reminiscent of the surreal epiphany that is found in a humble mac and cheese or simple chowder, it is ever-so-slightly more sophisticated with the addition of a rosemary/Panko topping. What I love most about this side dish is that it can be dressed up or down. Serve it with burgers and a green salad for a casual weeknight meal, or fancy it up with filet mignon and sautéed mushrooms…either way it will be love at first bite. (more…)
These muffins were revolutionary for me. Until I made them, I had never had a savory muffin before (yes, you read that right…never! Well, except cornbread, if that counts ;) ). These muffins were unique to me because they showed that good muffins don’t need a boatload of sugar to be delicious (and so incredibly moist!). I’m even thinking of remaking a few of my favorite sweet muffins (like blueberry, apple cinnamon, banana walnut, and lemon poppy) with this basic recipe (obviously omitting the savory additions), because these muffins are so tasty I really don’t think the sugar will be missed. (more…)
Most people I know wouldn’t dream of eating cream of mushroom soup on its own. They like it just fine in recipes, but that’s as far as it goes. I’ve heard random reasons like it’s too boring, it reminds them of glue (lol, what?!), or it’s too unhealthy. I’ve even had people tell me, oh, I thought it was only used for cooking! A couple more questions always reveals that they have never had homemade cream of mushroom soup, only the stuff from the can. And I agree, who would be head over heels for that? (more…)