Monthly Archives: August 2008

Breakfast on a Toothpick

I was down to the last 1/4 cup of pancake batter the other day, and needed to come up with some clever way of splitting it up and making it satisfying to the kids. Using a sugar spoon, i measured … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Report: Corn Again

Smack dab in the middle of August means it’s smack dab in the middle of corn season, with the vegetable being fresher, more tender, and sweeter than it will be the rest of the year. Take advantage. The sweetness can … Continue reading

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Kids’ Week in London Means Theatre and Free Dining

August 15 – 29 is Kids’ Week in London (I know it’s more like Kids Two Weeks), a festival of free West End theater and acting workshops for children. In conjunction with the drama, a number of West End restaurants … Continue reading

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Pork Chop with Summer Squash and Sugar Snap Peas

Another in the series of the solo Gastrodad experiments with quick and easy one-stop combos while family is away on vacation. Tonight it’s baked pork chop with sliced summer squash, mushrooms and sugar snap peas. First I rub the pork … Continue reading

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Taco: Take 2

The taco is our household’s favorite way of using up leftovers: any little bit of last night’s protein (be it fish, chicken, pork, beef) can be chopped up, seasoned in a vaguely Mexican manner, and then served with fresh chopped … Continue reading

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Red Curry Chicken + Arugula and Cilantro

Here’s another dispatch from the temporarily single Gastrodad…. So here we are – wife and kids away visiting family and that leaves me to experiment and cook solo. It can be fun but it can also be a tad tedious … Continue reading

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Celebrity Chef Recommends Poisonous Weed in Salads

Just in case any of you were inspired by chef Worral Thompson’s suggestion in the recent Healthy and Organic Living magazine to add henbane as a "tasty addition" to salads let me offer some advice: PUT THE DEADLY WEED DOWN! … Continue reading

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Quick Cactus Limeade

I’m not one to usually substitute one thing for another unless for health reasons. I say: let tofu be tofu, but never call it a hamburger.  And let sugar be suagar. So this whole agave-nectar-as-sugar substitute thing never interested me … Continue reading

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