Tag: random appetites

  • Random Appetites: Go Cups

    New Orleans and Las Vegas are the two cities I know of where it’s perfectly legal for you to walk down the street with your beer or cocktail in hand. Consequently, if you’re in a wandering mood, you can request your drink be put in a Go (or Geaux, in The Quarter) cup rather than […]

  • Random Appetites: Fast Feasts

    As much as I try to avoid it, sometimes I do succumb to the lure of the drive-through for those busy nights or just the don’t-wanna-cook blues. With the move this coming weekend and trying to pack and clean and not put anything else into the apartment before the truck arrives, fast food is probably […]

  • Random Appetites: For the Love of Peeps!

    Ah, yes, those sugared puffs of piped marshmallow fluff. I’ve found you either love ’em or hate ’em, and I happen to love ’em. Unfortunately it’s more of a love-hate thing, since they make me verrry sleepy if I eat more than a couple at a time. Sugar overload makes me sleepy, go figure. But […]

  • Random Appetites: Fail-Safe Foods

    This week’s strips got me thinking about that moment we all have: someone’s coming for supper and we don’t have much time to prepare. What to make? I think everyone should have at least 1 fail-safe meal they can whip out at a moment’s notice when the need arises. Mine happens to be a heavenly […]

  • Random Appetites: What’s for Dinner?

    That’s got to be one of the most hated questions ever (right up there with the 10th ‘why’ from a child), right? Even if you’re only asking yourself. When I was first married I had the brilliant idea to comb through my cookbooks each week, pick out recipes for supper and make out my grocery […]

  • Random Appetites: Slainte!

    Happy St Patrick’s Day, folks! The day where even if you’re not Irish, you are! When you think Irish food, most people think of corned beef and cabbage. Did you know, though, that this is only eaten in 2 counties (Dublin and Cork) and more a modern association at that? Be that as  it may, […]

  • Random Appetites: Sources of Inspiration

    While some people are true wizards in the kitchen, throwing random ingredients together and, more times than not, ending up with food that is edible and yummy. But even those people–most of ’em, I’m convinced–had to start off with training wheels: a few good cookbooks. Now, I can do my fair share of positive-outcome experiments […]

  • Random Appetites: Pasta-rific

    A recent Italian dinner reminded me of the following anecdote: On one of many blind dates in my younger years I was taken to a chain restuarant infamous for servings various types of pasta from a variety of different cultures. Basically, you chose your style and then among a choice of actual pastas, depending on […]

  • Random Appetites: Travelling Food

    Happy Fat Tuesday to all the revelers among us: Laissez les bon temps roulez! (let the good times roll, for the uninitiated) (And, now, back to our regularly scheduled Random Appetites) Seems like I spend an inordinate amount of time in my car–I’m sure many of you can relate. And even though my commute is […]

  • Random Appetites: Mardi Gras

    Even though Fat Tuesday, the culmination of weeks of carnival-type fun in New Orleans, Mobile and elsewhere, isn’t until next week, what’s the point in giving you recipes, etc. to try out with only 1 day to do it? Exactly. So here’s your annual dose of the green, gold and purple with time to spare. […]