Look away, purists. I say that a lot, because I don’t want to offend anyone by, say, putting capers in my Bolognese, or mushrooms in my Bulgogi. But here in the Bunker, if I’ve got bits and bobs in my fridge that need to be used, and would enhance the flavor? Well then all bets are off. I mean, I’m not purely one thing, so … Continue reading Bunker Bolognese.
The Hub and I created this phrase ~ “The Network of Luxury”. These are close friends who also happen to possess amazing gifts, talents, lake houses, or other incredible benefits that make your friendship just that much richer. Perfect example: our friends, Kate and Anna, own a farm called Roots, Fruits and Greens Farm, and have started an online delivery business ~ http://www.farmici.com. They sell … Continue reading Honeydew and Lemon Balm Chilled Soup.
My mom claims that this is not her recipe. But aren’t all recipes fair game? If you’re the one waking up early on a Saturday morning and baking an apple danish for your family, aren’t you the one who deserves all the glory? I didn’t necessarily wake up early this morning, but it still counts. I cannot tell you what a perfect little treat this … Continue reading Mom’s Breakfast Danish.
Got any old granola sitting around? I made some pretty delicious granola last week, but to be honest, I wanted oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more. But in this Bunker, there were no oats to be had. So what to do? Use that granola for good!! I looked up a “granola cookie recipe” and pretty much abandoned the recipe halfway through. I’ve got this, y’all. … Continue reading granola chocolate chip cookies.
I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the best chicken I’ve ever made. Glossy, char-y, caramelized, and sitting on a bed of golden, gorgeous saffron rice. Look at that strand of saffron hanging on the chicken!! This is positively salacious! Saffron is normally super expensive, but did you know that Trader Joe’s has saffron for a really reasonable price? Okay, here’s the … Continue reading The Greek Chicken of my Dreams.
I have two great ~ I mean GREAT ~ mothers. My real mother (Hi Mom!) and the mother I inherited when I married the Giant Scandinavian (who is currently my hero because he has somehow figured out how to teach CHOIR from home). And both of my mothers have brightened up my life, this past week, with their amazing recipes. I recently purchased a recipe-organizing … Continue reading Two delicious summer salads.
Remember that salad with the sweet dressing and the crunchy ramen noodles? IT’S STILL SO GOOD, Y’ALL. And since I’ve lost all my income, I’ve taken a serious liking to things that cost very little money ~ like Ramen. But I always have loved this recipe. Here’s a slightly tweaked version of this classic… Can you even see around that stage hog avocado? CRUNCHY RAMEN … Continue reading Crunchy Ramen Salad.
Do you know what Bulgogi is? It’s some kind of Korean beef stew magic from heaven. It’s insanely good, and quite possibly my new recipe for beef stew or roast beef. Not that I make those things all that often. Actually, I’ve only made roast beef once or twice in my life. It also reminds me of the richness of Boeuf Bourguignon, but let … Continue reading Bulgogi.
Hi friends. How are you doing during this utterly surreal time? Isn’t it strange and mildly comforting to know that we’re all in the same boat? I’ve been watching Instagram videos of Jamie Oliver, all the way across the pond in Merry Old England, and he is also stuck at home, no matter how amazing and rich and influential he is. He’s trying to be … Continue reading Bunker Bolognese.
Every Tuesday, my real estate brokerage has a 9:30 meeting, and I leave so incredibly fired up, and frankly, STARVING. I have started intermittent fasting during the weekdays, and if I get out of that meeting without breaking down and eating a donut, I really pat myself on the back. Well today, I came home with so much energy and excitement for my new real … Continue reading