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Cheese Heals: Soothe your soul with Wegmans Cave Ripened 1916 Cheese

If you have not been to a Wegmans, your life may be sadly incomplete. Your soul is perhaps empty and searching for purpose. Your taste buds will never experience the joy of quality cheese and all that accompanies it. Ok, maybe that is a little over the top, but you get my drift. Every two weeks or so Chip and I grab a large cup of coffee, hop in the car, and head to Wegmans in Dewitt, New York.  The…

Today is National Cheese Day. Let’s talk about Burrata.

Today, June 4th is National Cheese Day. A day to honor our favorite companions to the weekend’s charcuterie board. A requirement on pizza and pasta, burgers on the grill, and the main feature of a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. I must admit, I did not discover this wonderful holiday until this afternoon when a colleague informed me of this monumental day while on a Zoom meeting. (Thank you Debbie E.) Your timing was quite fortuitous. Pasta on the Floor has…

Woman In A Sweater Eating Soup

What? No recipe?

Cooking by the seat of your pants can be liberating. All you need to do is open your fridge or freezer, pull out the items that inspire you and just go! Sam Sifton from NYT (New York Times) Cooking is a true cooking maestro and renegade. He pens a no-recipe recipe every Wednesday. He creates and shares his recipe in paragraph form. No list of ingredients, no specific measurements, and no step by step instructions. He wants you to improvise,…

Steak Prepared In A Bag For Sous Vide Cooking

Do you Sous Vide?

What is Sous Vide? Don’t be intimidated by the French words. The literal meaning of sous vide is “under vacuum.”  According to Bon Appetit: “At its most fundamental level, sous vide cooking is the process of sealing food in an airtight container—usually a vacuum sealed bag—and then cooking that food in temperature-controlled water. …The water never comes to a boil. Yeah, it's pretty low-key. A sous vide machine uses a heated metal coil to warm water to a constant temperature,…

Pumpkin Risotto with lobster, candied pecans, a smidgen of maple syrup and shaved Parmesan.

Chip and I recently experimented with a basic pumpkin risotto recipe amped up a notch, as usual, to add some extra goodies. We tried this as a dry run for an upcoming visit with friends.  This is sweet and savory and just perfect on a fall night with friends. We loved the outcome and hope you will too. What you need: Note: This recipe allows for 4-6 servings. We cut it in half for just the two of us.  5…