Shrimp Tortellini

Hot or cold – I love shrimp tortellini.  Normally, I serve cold as a salad.  It’s perfect for summer picnics and potlucks. Shrimp Tortellini Author: Once Upon A Tine Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 10 Shrimp tortellini is great hot or cold. Ingredients 9oz package of uncooked,…

Roman Recipe

[iframe id=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/DYTuNXq1eBk” align=”left” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no” maxwidth=”600″] I love vintage things – even ancient recipes.  The site Dusty Old Thing, is a favorite for antique enthusiasts.  Among other things, they posted a link to a video about an ancient Roman recipe.  On the 24th of August AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the…

What Actors Eat When They Eat

Two things that I love:  cookbooks and Cary Grant.  Put them together and I’m in ecstacy.  That’s what happened when received What Actors Eat When They Eat.  It’s a vintage cookbook, published in 1939, which features the favorite recipes of movie stars from that era.  Cary Grant loved barbecued chicken.  Who knew? What Actors Eat…

Black Friday Panini

Holiday 2014 is the year of the Thanksgiving sandwich.  I have seen all sorts of variations of turkey sandwiches dressed up for Thanksgiving.  Everywhere from the local tea house to the draft house has one.  I couldn’t resist trying them all.  It’s the perfect thing for a day after Thanksgiving leftover meal.  The basic recipe…

Let’s Forego the Food Porn

Have you ever held your nose to swallow something undesirable without tasting it?  Smell affects taste.  The prevalence of food porn (visually appetizing, perfectly plated morsels) would indicate that sight affects taste too. This food blog is filled with food porn.  Most food blogs are, because food porn attracts visitors.  I’ve made the mistake of going…