Steamed Clams (Or Mussels or both)

One night my dear friend Lily Darais invited our family over for dinner.  She opened the door and let us in to the most delicious smelling kitchen.  I told her it smelled divine and asked what she had prepared.  Steamed muscles she said because she thought they were so kid friendly, and then proceeded to…

Rye Bread

My Step Dad George’s favorite bread is Rye Bread.  He doesn’t really like sliced bread and likes to have rye bread around to slab some soft cheeses and pate on in the morning for breakfast.  He recently moved from Chicago (where he had a whole host of European markets to get his favorite things at…

Thai-Style Basil Shrimp and Coconut Rice

I had a half used jar of Thai red curry paste in my freezer and saw this recipe in a food network magazine that used red curry paste to season grilled shrimp.  I’m a sucker for using up ingredients in the fridge so decided to try it one hot summer day when I wanted to…