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Tag Archives: seafood

Penitential Lobster

If you try to go anywhere near a Long John Silvers on Friday during Lent, you will experience considerable difficulty.  Let’s, just for a moment, pretend that eating LJS won’t immediately send your arteries into a state of shock.  I mean for real….When I walk in there, I immediately feel a thin coating of vaporized […]

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God Save The Queen–And Spotted Dick!

I love the English….Don’t you?  I mean, after all, they have been one of our strongest allies in matters of world affairs, and aside from that whole Revolutionary War thing, have been our closest friends.  Maggie Thatcher was the BOMB.  I so miss her.  And the Queen….Don’t let her fool you.  She looks like a […]

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The “A” List Sweetie

The problem with sweet potatoes is sometimes the sweet.  It isn’t that they are too sweet naturally, it’s that they seem to have been “typecast” as something that must be covered in sugary goo, syrup and marshmallows, or used as the basis for cakes, pies, and other sweets.  If the sweet potato were an actress, […]

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What Is A Grit? And Other Tales of Heartache

I am ashamed to say this as a Southerner, but I took grits for granted. They were always there on my breakfast plate.  A comfortable replacement for Cream of Wheat.  White. Creamy.  Sweet.  Slathered with butter.  Why should they dream to be anything else?  Why should I think they had other dreams? As happens too often […]

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You Fried The Shrimp In What?!

Pirate Shrimp One of the great things about cooking, is that there are no hard and fast rules. There are some suggestions, like “don’t put the Everclear in the saucepan while you are boiling the jello”, as you tend to burn down the kitchen before the jello shots are finished.  Thank you to my sister, Sarah, for testing […]

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