Monday Chowder

I was talking to my Mom on the phone today, telling her about the snow in Seattle and the Chicken Corn Chowder I was making on the stove. I talked to her around noon, and I was fully dressed in flannel and pajama bottoms, the luxuriously awesome attire of a freelance writer. “Mmmm,” she sighed. [...]

On the Road to Morocco

This is a tagine. A tagine is a North African cooking pot. It is also the name of the stew cooked inside the cooking pot, a stew of meat (usually cheap cuts) spiced up with almost anything – olives, apples, raisins, quinces, apricots, cinnamon, figs, eggplants, ginger, cumin, saffron, turmeric, eggs, almonds, and especially preserved [...]