• erin

    Dumplings with my family
    A recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, I found myself with no money, no kitchen equipment, and an exceptionally huge appetite. Ideas, improvisations, and yummy meal solutions were discovered in the kitchen of my very first apartment.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Olive Bar

The olive bar is one of the many loves of my life…and I don’t even like olives very much! Not only can you find more varities and better quality olives than those in glass jars on your grocery store’s shelves, you can get just the amount you need (ideal for an un-olive lover like me). Plus, there’s much more: pickled peppers (my favorite peppadews which are hard to find raw, pepperoncini, etc.), sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella, and more. Just buy the amount you need (sometimes I’ll get just a few pieces of mozzarella so that I don’t end up eating a whole giant package – which I am known to do), or stock up!

 

 
 
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2 Responses

  1. Hi, Erin! I’m Willie Stein’s grandmother, and have heard of you since early carpool days. But now I have your blog and have enjoyed the first one immensely! Most of my dinners are provided in this retirement community, but there are times … And I also like to read about food – good food, that is, not disaster food. You’re using what you learned in school: hooray!
    Good luck Carol Howe

  2. Lovin’ your blog… just stumbled across it this evening. I’m a fellow foodie (with an addiction for cookbooks) but have no culinary training what-so-ever. Everything I’ve learned was from watching my mother in the kitchen and reading anything I could on food and cooking.

    Looking forward to reading through more of your recipes and trying them out!!

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