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.

(Leftover) Barbecue and Sheep Milk Fresca Quesadillas

I was at the farmers' market at Pepper Place on Saturday, wanting tomatoes and peaches and hesitating about buying anything with all the leftovers still in my fridge from our 4th of July family dinner. Then Ana Kelly, owner of Dayspring Dairy suggested quesadillas made with our leftover Full Moon Bar-B-Que pulled chicken and sliced … Continue reading (Leftover) Barbecue and Sheep Milk Fresca Quesadillas

Celebrating an Unsung Hero of Birmingham’s Food Scene

I had the absolute honor of helping out with Alabama NewsCenter's awesome coverage of food-related stories to celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of African-American cooks and chefs to our state's rich food scene (current and past). One of my favorite pieces was about Juliette Flenoury, a name we all should know. My editor … Continue reading Celebrating an Unsung Hero of Birmingham’s Food Scene

Sunday Dinner: Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew

I've looked forward all week to an afternoon of cooking. It's cold and gray outside, and I wanted to make something warm and comforting. A from-scratch stew--rich and deeply savory--is about as comforting as it gets. This recipe from the New York Times Cooking website is an exercise in the meditative process of quality time spent … Continue reading Sunday Dinner: Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew