Summer Veg in Pressure Cooker
Summer Veg Melange -
Evan Kleiman

When temperatures creep up into the 90s and beyond with equal humidity it's like we're being steamed or roasted ourselves so the need to cook to make a meal seems like a task for a masochist.  Unless you use a pressure cooker.  I know that some friends like to use slow more

egg slicer
Egg Slicer – The inexplicable gift -
Evan Kleiman

The Mom bought me an egg slicer for my birthday.  A dear friend who is Mom’s bestie was deputized to buy it since mom can’t get around on her own. Apparently there were many conversations to plan the acquisition.  I opened the square box wrapped with “the funny papers” and was more

Nectarine Salsa
Nectarine Pico de Gallo – When Besties Blog -
Evan Kleiman

The food blogger community is extensive and supportive, but having a few besties who blog is beyond.  Take my pal Delilah Snell for example.  She is half the duo (along with her niece Nicole Stevenson) that produces the Patchwork Shows and Craftcation conferences.  She lives in Santa Ana.  I live in mid-city more

Pasta alla Ricotta
Recipe: A Simple Pasta with Ricotta -
Evan Kleiman

A simple pasta is a live saver.  How many nights are you rescued from eating out of a box just because you know how to throw together a good simple pasta?  First tip:  Don’t just rely on tomato sauce to coat the pasta.  I love good sweet, milky ricotta and when I’m more

Smoked Mozzarella with Seasoned Tomatoes
Recipe: Scamorza alla Griglia for a Simple Dinner -
Evan Kleiman

Cheese and tomatoes go together like, well, pizza.  But sometimes you don't want all that bread.  Sometimes you want something satisfying, fresh, that's hot and quick.  Insalata Caprese is great, but when I want something a bit more substantial and warm I make Scamorza Affumicata alla Griglia.  Or grilled smoked more