Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are so easy to make, and they’re great to keep in your fridge because they can be added to just about anything.  Put them on pizza, in omelets, on sandwiches (particularly good), or with anything else that would benefit from their smoky sweetness. To make: chop 2 onions (yields approx. 1 cup of caramelized onions) any way you like.  I like my onions chopped in half rings so they’re long enough to look nice but don’t get tangled … Continue reading

Chew Proofing

My puppy dog, Stella, is a serious chewer. And she tends to go right for my most prized possessions.  When Stella is left alone, everything she likes to chew needs to be put away (leather, plastic, remotes, cardboard, the top portion of all of my right-footed boots).  When she starting chewing things from the bookshelf, however, a new solution was needed.  Enter clear packing tape. I made two small loops out of the clear packing tape and stuck them to the … Continue reading

Pine Mouth

If, like me, you get immense pleasure from food, then you do not want to get pine mouth. You especially do not want to get pine mouth if, like me, you’re headed to Paris and your entire to-do list consists of eating. Paninis and macarons and crêpes– Oh my! The night before my flight to Paris, I was half-way through a three-hour-long class on communications law when a craving for chocolate covered pretzels struck. I darted to the cafeteria’s bulk candy … Continue reading