Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce

Winter no reason to ignore saucy tomato

Originally appeared in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Southside Times.

I know: it’s January; so why am I talking about fresh tomato sauce?  All I can offer is a not unkind shrug.  Maybe it’s some latent need for a bit of summer in the marrow of winter.  Maybe it’s just a compulsion is to avoid getting rusty in the kitchen.  Either way, it never hurts to practice the classics, and you could do worse than tinker with homemade tomato sauce.  Continue reading: (more…)

Chocolate molten cakes

Chocolate lava for chocolate lovers

Originally appeared in the November 10, 2011 edition of the Southside Times.

My wife said, “You should do something sweet.”  But just as I leaned in to give her a kiss, she said, “No—I mean something sweet for your column.”  So, dear reader, here we are.  Read more after the jump: (more…)