West Indies Crab Salad

Every so often, I find some interesting recipes at the food blogs that I follow and ask Marie to think about making them. But what to do when I can’t actually eat the food that sounds so very good? Continue reading “West Indies Crab Salad”

Curry Shrimp Linguine

One of the most wonderful Sunday dinners that Marie has made lately has been a spicy shrimp dish which had me wishing we could have it again for the next five or six evenings. Continue reading “Curry Shrimp Linguine”

Food From Fiction 12: Spenser’s Paper Doll Polenta and Chicken

I stood at my stove pouring a thin stream of cornmeal into simmering milk. As it went in, I stirred with a whisk.
“Corn meal mush?” Susan said.
“We gourmets prefer to call it polenta,” I said. Continue reading “Food From Fiction 12: Spenser’s Paper Doll Polenta and Chicken”

Food From Fiction 11: Scott Pilgrim’s Lemony Baked Pasta Thing with Asparagus

So anyway, dinner’s pretty much ready. We’ve got this sort of, um, baked pasta thing, I don’t know how to describe it. It’s a bit early for asparagus, but it has asparagus, and it’s kind of lemony, and it’s got a little too much cheese… I just don’t exactly have a recipe so I’m not really sure what to call it.” – from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan Lee O’Malley Continue reading “Food From Fiction 11: Scott Pilgrim’s Lemony Baked Pasta Thing with Asparagus”

Food From Fiction 10: Taylor’s Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

I did the last minute cooking, which the recipe said you were supposed to do ‘at the table in a sizzling wok before the admiring guests.’ A sizzling wok, my hind foot. Who did they think read those magazines?” –from The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Continue reading “Food From Fiction 10: Taylor’s Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry”

Food From Fiction 8: The Final Meal of Philip Boyes

“I have been a little careful to remind you of all these things, to show that we have good proof that every dish served at dinner was partaken of by two people at least, and in most cases by four. The omelette – the only dish which did not go out to the kitchen – was prepared by Philip Boyes himself and shared by his cousin. Neither Mr. Uruquhart, Miss Westlock nor the cook, Mrs. Pettican, felt any ill-effects from this meal.” – from Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. Continue reading “Food From Fiction 8: The Final Meal of Philip Boyes”