Date Night and Duck Breast with Pomegranate-Chile Sauce

It is spring break for schools in the area. The girls abandoned us to brighter places with their respective other parents.  I can’t remember the last time I cooked for Jim. Just Jim. So…on an unusual weeknight dinner date at home, I decided to make Caesar Salad, Duck Breast with Pomegranate sauce, Mushroom Risotto and… Read More Date Night and Duck Breast with Pomegranate-Chile Sauce

Favorite Food Infographics

1. Season cycle for fruits, vegetables and herbs 2. Basic soup recipes 3. How to filet a fish 4. What to do if a dish is too spicy (this happens to me a lot) 5. Gram conversion chart 6. Aromatics combinations For full view of info graphics, click on these websites! http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/cooking-charts#.rggvv80xvJ http://lifehacker.com/top-10-food-infographics-to-hang-in-your-kitchen-or-sav-1614605265 27 Beautiful… Read More Favorite Food Infographics

Hannah Arendt’s Cherries and Cigarettes

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1674773/ Last night I watched the 2012 Hannah Arendt movie about her coverage of the Eichmann Trials and its subsequent public reaction. The movie depicts her own struggle to take public responsibility for her thoughts about thoughtlessness (i.e. banality) at the root of evil.  In an age where opinion polls, consumer reports and endless reviews… Read More Hannah Arendt’s Cherries and Cigarettes