Thank you, Birmingham Breadworks, for getting me out of my house. At an acceptable distance, of course. Because I ate a full half of one of your pizzas, I felt compelled (really compelled and fueled) to walk five miles in my hilly neighborhood today. I really am grateful. That pizza with its savory bacon and … Continue reading Pizza

Sticky Onion Tart. You’re gonna want to make this.

Jamie Oliver's Sticky Onion Tart is a real treat. My friend Beth Wilder made it recently and shared a picture that made my mouth water. So I found the recipe and decided to make it myself. It calls for things you probably already have on hand: onions, garlic, thyme, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar. I … Continue reading Sticky Onion Tart. You’re gonna want to make this.

Still Serving: Crestline Bagel Co.

We've been baking bread here at my house. Well, my husband has been baking bread, and I've been really enjoying it. Here's my blog post with the tried-and-true, no-knead, made-in-a-cast-iron-dutch-oven recipe. The original recipe is from Sullivan Street Bakery. But one bread we always buy: bagels. We just can't do them like my friend Jennifer … Continue reading Still Serving: Crestline Bagel Co.

National Attention, Local Efforts

Our state’s James Beard Foundation semifinalists should be enjoying a boost to business, but this is not business as usual.  When the James Beard Foundation announces its highly anticipated best-of semifinalists, our state usually has plenty of nominees.  This year started out no differently with restaurants from across our state named semifinalists in a number … Continue reading National Attention, Local Efforts