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Ravioli With a Cherry (Tomato) On Top

A couple of important things are going on here at your favorite Underground. First, the garden’s producing mounds of lovely chiles and cherry tomatoes. Indeed, we’re finally far enough ahead that we’re sharing fresh veggies with all our friends who aren’t hiding from already being buried in little red menaces. With six cherry tomato plants, […]

Time for Tomatoes!

Okay, maybe not quite. But we need to prepare for the day, coming soon, when best of summer comes in by the bushel: Home-grown tomatoes. (Perhaps you think of sweet corn as the best summer has to offer? That’s a close second; dangerously close.)

I notice that plum (Roma) tomatoes are showing up in quantity in […]

Gulf Shrimp Make Great Italian Fare

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Although shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico is on the decline (and has been for a while), plenty of shrimp are being caught this summer and brought to markets and restaurants throughout Texas. With the Deepwater Horizon disaster a fading memory and extraordinary efforts by […]

Fish 4 Friday: A Cheap, Fast Tuna Dish for the Tomato-Overloaded

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

At this point in the summer, some of you may feel you’ve had too many home-growed tomatoes. How you can feel that way, I don’t know; but it’s true, right? Especially cherry tomatoes. Man, can those plants produce! No need to pay four bucks for […]

Fish 4 Friday: Why Let the Kids Get All the Good Stuff? Cajun Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

One of my favorite food magazines, Chile Pepper (sadly, it now appears the mag is defunct), recently shared an article that really attracted my attention. As a kid, I could eat my weight in my mom’s homemade macaroni-and-cheese. (My mom’s still the best home cook […]

Down Home Cookin' in the French Quarter

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

Our first night in New Orleans, and we chose to see the French Quarter right away. Can you believe it? (I don’t count the previous evening, as we’d just arrived and were too tired to pub crawl explore properly.) It was a cool, dry […]

Fish 4 Friday: Chipotle Shrimp Recipe and More

I noticed a nice recipe on the website of a new friend of mine, Carla Meine, a lady who lives in Salt Lake City. She operates the site “ICCK,” or Ideal Cooking in Carla’s Kitchen. She always has recipes, and often good photos or videos of her cooking. Because the recipe involves shrimp, I […]

Spicy Italian: Godfather Sauce

Henry Hill, a character in Goodfellas who should have been in the Godfather series, once said, “… right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup.” That’s not one crime, that’s two. I only hope Henry didn’t have his pistol with him or we’d […]