Author Archives: boblodi

Tomato Galette with Creme-Fraiche Crust

Holy crap, a blog post. My apologies for being so, well, @#(*@# late with posting anything. Working for yourself means working when you can, and happily (I think this is happy…) that’s been almost every day for a long time. … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking Survival Tips

Just in case you’ve been in denial as much as I have, guess what – Christmas is in a week. Chances are, food, and possibly baked goods, are in the works for some of you. Here’s a few tips, gleaned … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be Abe Froman*

Halloween is coming up, and among other things, that serves as a reminder to avoid scary food! With all the press lately about what’s really in a lot of what we eat, I like to take control when I can … Continue reading

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Wicked Easy Fresh Tomato Sauce

First off – I don’t have any pictures. My bad – this is so quick to make, I didn’t have the time. Sauce purists, or those who worship at the kitchen of Mr. Keller, may cringe and shy away from … Continue reading

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Tips for the Farmers Market

Farmers Market season is in full swing here in the northeast with a market happening almost every day, somewhere around here. I try and hit the small, local markets a few times each season, and some of the bigger ones … Continue reading

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Grilled Ratatouille

Grilled Ratatouille is easy to make, healthy, and makes a lot. The grilling concentrates the flavors, and you end up with a nice side dish (or meal, if you’re so inclined).¬†And, if you don’t want to “ratatouille” it up, you … Continue reading

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Grill baby, grill.

It’s July. It’s hot. It’s summer. Finally, the snow has stopped, the air is warm, and (while at least two people I can think of offhand will disagree) the weather is great. If you’re like me, you live in an … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pate de Fruits Recipe

These are very tasty, very sweet, strawberry candies. They are traditionally made at Christmastime in France, but I say make them while the berries are local and plentiful. I have tried many recipes and variations, I have ordered special ingredients, … Continue reading

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It’s Berry Time

Strawberry season has arrived in Massachusetts. My local farm reports that if we have decent weather, the season should last for two to three weeks. That’s short, folks, so please. Do yourselves a favor and get out there and get … Continue reading

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Life is a Grind-o-Mat

The quickest way to build an above average burger at home relies on following the same basic rule of all fine cooking: use fresh ingredients. Now, most of us are not raising beefs in our yards, so that level of … Continue reading

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