Salsa time

Hoover just asked me for salsa-making advice, and my TL;DR version would be this: Don’t get fancy. You don’t know better than Mexican grandmas. But the long version: Yes. Get all the seedy flesh out of the tomatoes, or your salsa will be a drink. And add the salt last, because it draws even more … Read more

Ma McGinley’s Kindergarten Kookies

Here’s what I’m making today: my mom’s recipe for these delicious, candy-like cookies that coagulate into sort of chocolate’s birds’ nests. They’re called Kindergarten Kookies because she used to send them into school on our birthdays. KINDERGARTEN KOOKIES In a mixing bowl: 3 cups oats 1/2 cup cocoa OR 1 square unsweetened chocolate 1 cup … Read more

Tzatziki chicken, pastini

In today’s crockpot: chicken thighs, onions, carrots and potatoes. steaming in a shallow brine of white wine and Sprite. I’ll serve the meat under some homemade tzatziki sauce (yogurt, radishes, cucumbers and peppers), and serve the veggies on the side. I couldn’t find couscous in my neighborhood, so I’m making pastini instead. What’s the difference … Read more