pasta con broccoli: the end justifies the greens.

as the greatest song writer, performer, poet, actor, philosopher, and sage of my childhood once said, “it’s not easy being green.”

although kermit the frog was of course referring to himself and the hard road he followed to the tippy-top of muppet stardom, the old adage rings true in a variety of other walks of life.  frogs aren’t the only delectable morsels who get a bad wrap for their color.

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i wanna eat some rolls all night (and party every day).

when kiss first recorded their (in)famous song, i think they had a pretty specific message in mind.  they wanted to tell the world about what they considered the two greatest things ever: (1) ladies, and (2) rock and roll.  and while their assertion may still have an element of truth to it (i do think ladies are pretty awesome, it’s just that rock and roll i’m not to sure about), it doesn’t actually have anything to do with this post.

this post is about bread.  specifically, my love of dinner rolls.

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grind(er) up on it, girl.

i have a riddle for you.

what is the best thing about a sandwich, and also the worst thing about a sandwich?

i’ll give you a few minutes to think about.

ok, i know you are impatient, so i’ll just tell you.  the best and worst thing about a sandwich is that it exists between two (or more) pieces of bread.  if the contents of the sandwich are soft and easily smashed, the sandwich becomes squishy (as is often the case with sandwiches containing avocado).  if the contents are rough or crispy, they can rip or pierce the bread, and then you basically just end up eating bits and pieces of your sandwich off the plate with your bare hands.

if only there were a way to circumvent these problems…

and as if god knew that you were having issues with your sliding, squishy sandwich, the skies parted and down from the heavens descended a perfect, pure, white puff of cloud.  and on the cloud was a grinder.

yes, the grinder.  why not hollow out the bread?  why not stuff anything you want into the cavity?  i can’t think of any good reason.  cheese, meat, veggies, and any kind of sauce you want.  that doesn’t sound amazing and innovative and delicious at all, does it?  well then, how about we bake it until the contents are melted and piping hot.

cue handel’s hallelujah chorus.

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