I love caramelized onions. LOVE them. They are sweet and roasty and yet maintain a savory quality. They are a great addition to burgers, omelettes, steak, pan sauces, pizza, you name it. Caramelizing fennel mellows out the licorice flavor and brings out the inherent sweetness of this vegetable. Together they are a flavor explosion!
I grew up in Oklahoma, where it was easy to find “Texas Toast” in any grocery store. This thickly sliced soft white bread makes, in my humble opinion, the best french toast. I’ve never seen Texas Toast in Colorado, so I embarked on a quest to make my own, because french toast made with wimpy skinny slices of bread just depresses me.
Salads are a staple in any well-balanced healthy diet. Free your fridge from dressing bottle clutter (and your diet from preservatives) and make your own! Learning to make delicious homemade vinaigrettes is easier than you think. If you learn to make one, you can make them all! Just pick a vinegar and go. You can even get fancy and add some herbs, or finely diced shallots (let those sit in the vinegar for a bit to take the edge off), or citrus zest, or a splash of booze. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Let’s start with the basics.
In the past few years, Hubbins and I have left our previous careers, moved, gotten married, moved again, gone back to school, moved AGAIN, started new careers, and had a baby. That’s a whole lotta change in a short amount of time. We finally have gotten to a place where we can start to focus on things that took a back seat during all of this, like our health.