As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.
Recipes in this post Linguine with Clam Sauce Garlic Bread I am Catholic, and I remember as a child that you ate fish on Fridays. There are all sorts of rumors why that is – the only real reason is that the flesh of land animals was restricted on Fridays, not to promote the Italian fishing industry. I think that eating fish on Friday is a good thing. It’s a good way to remember to keep fish in your diet, and there are so many varieties you are always guaranteed a good meal! When I looked in the pantry on Monday, I saw that I had a can of clams, Parmesan and a box of linguine. Yum! Friday was taken care of, all I needed was some white wine. I went to the grocery on Monday, and found mushrooms on sale, so I picked up the mushrooms and a bottle … Continue reading →
Recipes in this post Fish Stew It’s cold and nasty today – the kind of cold that makes your bones hurt, so I’m going to make my favorite fish stew tonight with some nice garlic bread and a glass of wine. When you make this, make sure that the shell fish you buy is still alive, so go to a reputable fishmonger to get your shellfish. The shellfish should be on ice, and you can ask the fishmonger to put in some ice when the fish is bagged up, especially if you live far away. Here’s my recipe: