Shelly Martin is an extraordinary person who not only studies artifacts from the past and built her own Pompeii Oven. Shelly is a CRM Archaeologist who finds life in the past fascinating. Spending time in Pompeii she discovered the beauty of the outdoor oven. Shelly decided to build an oven like the ones in Pompeii for her own home, here in Boulder. … Read More
Boulder Coffee vs Tea
I love both coffee and tea. For me it all about the taste. Boulder is really big on both coffee and tea. Boulder enjoys both coffee and tea houses equally. I find the tea is better than the coffee. My European heritage has lend me down a path of dark rich coffee that is highly acidic. Enough jolt to keep … Read More
Tuna, Mango, Avocado Salad
What do you do with a can of tuna, mango, avocado, onion, lemon and dill? Well you mix all together adding a dash of salt and pepper, and a table spoon of olive oil. This is a deviation from Amy Lieberman’s recipe she uses fennel instead of dill. This very easy to make summer salad is very refreshing.
Dining in Boulder
I’ve been all over the world and finally settled in Boulder. The food in Boulder is known for being earth friendly. Meaning it’s organic and it’s natural.
My 1st Key Lime Pie
And then I turned to the Desserts section of my “Pulitzer Cookbook” to finally create a 1978 NY Times recipe for Key Lime Pie. I was a little shocked as I was creating it as this recipe calls for 5 egg yolks and condensed milk with some lime juice mixed in. The meringue top half is 5 egg white and … Read More
The Famous Pulitzer Enchiladas
Well, after about 20 years of sitting in my famous 3-ring binder “Pulitzer’s Cookbook,” I pulled out our beloved Cheese Enchilada recipe from “Country Folk” newspaper. After about two days and many trips to the grocery store, I finished them. Of course, I once again goofed on my measurements and put in 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper instead of 2 … Read More
Black Bean & Zucchini Pancakes
In July 2000 Shape Magazine had a recipe for “Black-Bean and Zucchini Pancakes” that I have been meaning to make. I finally did! And it was worth the wait. The only things that added time to the whole preparation was having to roast the garlic and I didn’t have salsa at home so I ended up making it from scratch. … Read More
Red Velvet Cupcakes & "Neiman Marcus" Chocolate Chip Cookies
On the occasion of my baby boy’s 6-month birthday, I decided to throw a little party. I have always wanted to make Red Velvet cupcakes because when I discovered Red Velvet cake (just a few years ago), I was fascinated. The “Neiman Marcus” cookies (as I have also discovered are a hoax and not from Neiman Marcus) are also a … Read More
Baked Macaroni & Cheese & Cauliflower
Well, if you have six minutes to spare, you will see a drawn-out episode of me cooking some Macaroni & Cheese with Cauliflower. PS. There are some of my classic kitchen gaffes.
2 Cents about Chicago Restaurant Week
I’m better late than never. I had an opportunity to participate in Chicago’s Restaurant Week, incidentally was more than a week. I enjoy Restaurant Week my first exposure ever was in NYC. I got to dine at restaurants that I would not normally have tried. My reasoning is probably because of atmosphere – too uppity, reputation, and perceived value. There … Read More