Green Eggs and Ham Sushi

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Hey guys ‘n gals – it’s Green Eggs and Ham 50th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, rock stars Melissa d’Arabian, Michael Symon, Mitzi Dulan and I created some fun recipes using…you guessed it…green eggs and ham. Together, we’re on the consumer advisory council for the Pork Board. I’ll tell you what though, my toughest cooking challenge ever was making …

Naughty Vegetables

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Naughty naughty! Can you imagine the look on the face of your dinner guests when you serve this little guy as the garnish to your Thanksgiving Turkey? Peter Piper Picked a Pickled Pecker There are several more photos….you have to see them over at Organic Authority!  

Pesto Ideas

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Pesto beyond the normal basil and pine nuts (which I do love, but it can get quite boring over and over). Wall Street Journal has great article and recipes on different versions of pesto, including: Walnuts + Grapeseed Oil Pistachio + Breadcrumbs + Mint Rapini + Parmesan + Porcini Pumpkin Seeds + Basil + Parmesan Pecans + Parsley + Dates …

Jar Tiles

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Can you imagine an entire wall filled with these Jar Tiles? Well, okay, at $30 a pop, that might be a bit impractical. But I could certainly use a few of these in the kitchen along the wall. I’d put sugar, salt, spices in them.    

Dysfunctional

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There’s an on-going debate at our house, “Pet or No Pet?” The kids and I would love nothing more than to add a furry, waggy member to the family. A doggy to play with, eat leftovers, chase away solicitors, keep me company on the couch while I attempt to watch all 4 seasons of Heroes in one sitting (it’s a …

Japanese Tea Ceremony Chair

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Based on the design of a featherlight bamboo whisk used in Japanese tea ceremonies (to whisk the green tea powder) – artist Hiroki Takada created a chair made of of the same material. This is the artist’s mother sitting in the chair. While beautiful, I’d be afraid of leaning back on it too hard and snapping the thin reeds! See …

Magnetic Food Poetry

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Oh wow – I could probably play with this for hours! Magnetic Poetry for Foodies $13.95 on Spoon Sisters.