In Vancouver we basically have two seasons: wet and dry. Now that we’re heading into the wet season, I find myself craving comfort foods: hearty stews, creamy casseroles, and satisfying soups. My comfort food craving combined with my want to cook more seafood at home led me to a Batali recipe for zuppa di pesce, or fish soup.
Posts Tagged ‘tomatoes’
With the massive amount of home cooking I’ve been doing, I really haven’t been out to each much in the last little bit. Even when we have gone out, it’s been for sushi or izakaya food. We hardly ever go out for Italian food here in Vancouver, just because the majority of Italian restaurants are of the all-you-can-eat giant plate variety.
In the past I had a love-hate relationship with sandwiches. As a kid, I thought they were the nastiest invention ever – especially the ones my mom made for lunch when she was running low on time. Those sandwiches were only sandwiches in the technical sense: two slices of white bread, mayo and a slice of baloney.
I feel the sun starting to set earlier and earlier as we head into August. I love the height of summer with it’s warm summer nights and late sunsets, but I also love knowing that fall is right around the corner. It reminds me that I should enjoy summer produce while I can.
I have a bunch of recipes bookmarked as “must try,” but with my sporadic memory, I hardly every get around to trying any of them. This simple Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce with butter and onions has been floating around the blogosphere for a while now, garnering both rave reviews and people claiming it tastes like tomatoes mashed with butter. With reviews like that I had to give this sauce a try.