Posts In Category

Girl and the kitchen

FoodGirl and the kitchen

In the blink of an eye the warm Chicago summer I was looking forward to through all of the polar winters has almost passed us by. And I am sad. Yes, I know, fall is full of vibrant colors and warm soups and football Sundays... But summers are glorious! They are full of lazy pool days,…

Read More
FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every once in a while I want something that tastes incredible, and heartwarming, and just plain scrumptious! Every once in a while, if a craving hits, I try to satisfy it, so that it won’t rear its ugly face at 2:00 a.m., when I suddenly find myself stuffing my face with two-day-old pizza and snickers bars.…

Read More
FoodGirl and the kitchen

If I were asked to describe my style of cooking, I would say, “Simple!” I use fresh ingredients of the best quality I can get my hands on and try and create magic with them. Sometimes I am not successful.  But sometimes... Magic happens! This particular salad is magic. Summer magic. It makes me think of summer…

Read More
FoodGirl and the kitchen

Fish. Roe. Shellfish. What do all of these items have in common? Home cooks are terrified of cooking them. And I am here to put an end to that! One of the most requested classes I have is how to cook seafood. Funny enough I was there once. When I was in culinary school, I somehow convinced myself that the…

Read More
FoodGirl and the kitchen

On a gloomy Sunday afternoon, I sat on the couch and lazily flipped through the channels. I was suffering from severe boredom and there was no hope in sight.  Fortunately, my good friend called me and invited me over to make some homemade pizza. I gathered my things quickly and arrived at her house ready…

Read More
FoodGirl and the kitchen

One Friday a few weeks ago hubs called me with a long, breathy sigh… It had been a bad day. A very horrible one. And on those days, I know, my hubby needs comfort food. For him that is anything crispy and savory. So off to the fridge I went to grab some freshly butchered chicken cutlets and…

Read More