Roasting a chicken is so easy!

Roasting a chicken

I used to think that if you were “tightening your belt,” it meant you were making a decision to be more frugal from now on. I thought that somehow, the act of belt-tightening signified how strict you intended to be about sacrificing luxuries, the minute discomfort around your waist acting as a constant reminder of your thrifty new lifestyle. For …

Cookin’ Greek

Last weekend, I went to the Marietta Diner. Yes! The Marietta Diner! The one with the giant sandwiches, incredible pies, generous portions, and crazy-authentic Greek cooking! So guess what I ordered? Two fried eggs and a bowl of fruit. It was late, dude. I was not hungry. Naturally, I regretted my decision immediately, and felt even more remorseful in the …

Beef and Barley Stew

Barley alive

Beef and Barley Stew, and the kind-of-crazy story of my first time cooking it.