Day 21, Rosemary Syrup

My friend Kasha came over yesterday to hang out, do a little cooking, and help me with styling a few things, but it was one of those star-crossed days in the kitchen — my chicken was dry, the caramel sauce didn't set before sundown, and the rosemary syrup didn't make it entirely into the jar. … Continue reading

Yep, More Chicken

Hi, it's me, your favorite disappearing blogger! I've been tied up with work and taking care of the doggies while Gil's away this week, but I didn't want to let too much time pass before posting about this heavenly dish -- skillet rosemary chicken. I still haven't quite figured out what makes … Continue reading

Jam on it

There are very few things I fear in the kitchen. Complicated recipes or out-of-the-ordinary ingredients are usually cause for excitement, but canning just terrifies the bejeezus out of me. It isn't a case of saving face, because let's be honest, I can laugh at my mistakes after So Much Experience … Continue reading

Herbal profusion

The past month's deluge has been my basil plant's mortal enemy, but a true friend to my rosemary, thyme and sage plants -- they've gone into overdrive, growing lush and flavorful from the extended soak. With the herbs spilling from the pot, I've been working them into as many dishes as possible. … Continue reading

’08 Advent Calendar, Day 6

If you've found one of those cute rosemary bushes dressed up as a mini Christmas tree, don't worry about rosemary overload. The plants keep going straight through the winter, if you have a sunny spot for them. And when you tire of lamb roast and using the woody stems as skewers, try simmering … Continue reading