An unfortunate method for testing moisture of pasta dough


The dough should be dry enough so if you throw a ball of it against the ceiling, it won’t stick.

Remember, if your pasta dough sticks to the ceiling, it is too wet.

Well, live and learn.


Folks around here plant by the signs.


One must never plant when ‘the signs are in the bowels’  however(!) it is propitious to plant potatoes when ‘the signs are in the feet’.

Unfortunately, I have no freaking clue what these people are talking about and I am having to research it.

Fortunately, I found a site  that has blue-grass music and information on the signs, bowel and otherwise.


Bon Appetite!






I have not had time or energy to blog for a while, but things are starting to settle.




RouxBDoo is a good food blogger, pay him a visit.



The other grand dames have held onto traditions and standards, and eventually this has paid off for them. The dining rooms at Galatoire’s are full, boisterous, and filled with well heeled locals. Dinner at Arnaud’s is still marked by formality and solid cooking. The various rooms at Antoine’s are largely empty and deservedly so. Antoine’s chased the buck and now all that is left is a pitiful reminder of what was once a treasure.




As one sage has said, knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in the fruit salad.






Actually, its chicken gizzards–posted on  one of my favorite food blogs: RouxBDoux‘s

RouxBDoux is back posting up a storm. Glad you are back, RouxBDoux!








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