Serena, of the food blog, Serious Soupy, requested a guest post about soup. Her timing couldn’t have been better, for a Sage Butternut Apple Soup was part of the weekly menu. It’s an experimental soup, for the results were savory and sweet. Her food blog is dedicated to the namesake, soups. The recipes and advice are resourceful and inspiring. Are you curious about the Sage Butternut Apple Soup?
The Lemon-Sage Chicken served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice is one of those recipes that almost didn’t make it online. It is too simple of a good dish. It’s so simple that it didn’t call for a post. There are no stories behind this recipe. Perhaps, the exception is the boyfriend firmly insisted I write about it. Why? He thinks this is one of the best dishes. He savored every bite. It caught him by surprise to learn this dish wasn’t being posted. Continue reading Lemon-Sage Chicken Served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice
Who knew that fried sage and fried green tomatoes would balance each other so well? The combination of flavors is a great idea. An earlier attempt of frying sage leaves wasn’t successful. The leaves burned away. This time, as the last of the green tomato slices were frying, sage that was freshly picked the night before was added to the skillet. The second attempt of frying sage leaves was successful. The first time the sage leaves were fried, they weren’t completely dried. Oil and water doesn’t mix. It’s a basic cooking chemistry rule. Experimentation is part of the creative process of learning and relearning new ideas. Continue reading Fried Sage and Green Tomatoes