Ode to an Eggplant

  A few weeks ago as I was reading a local magazine in a coffee shop, I found “An ode to okra” (I live in the South) and found the idea pretty strange. Why in God’s name would anyone want to write an ode to a vegetable?! And why would anyone choose okra?! (I really…

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Dressed-up Portabella

    Nom Nom and ready in less than 30 minutes…of which 15 minutes were spent “degustating” (is this even a word?) wine. ‘Cause you know…I too cook with wine and sometimes I even use it in my recipes. INGREDIENTS: 1 portabella mushroom 2 tbsp goat cheese about 2 cups spinach 1/3 yellow onion 1…

Sautè Green Beans with Black Sesame

    1 pound green bean pink salt & black pepper 3 garlic cloves black sesame 3 tbs sunflower oil   &nbspș; Remove the end of the beans and boil them until tender. Heat the sunflower in a frying pan. Add the garlic cut into small pieces and let it cook for a few seconds.…