Okra and Tomatoes

I’m not sure why I decide to torture myself sometimes. Okra and tomatoes is a treasured childhood memory. I was a picky eater as a child, to say the least (meat/potatoes/occasional bean?). I didn’t really like okra. I didn’t even really like tomatoes. Something about this slow simmered dish served over cornbread cracked my picky […]

Roux

Patience is a virtue. I’ve made roux before when it took me an hour, probably because I was able to relax and just enjoy the process. Today seemed rushed my most standards, but that was only due to perhaps the small size of the batch and unpredictable heat of the stove. The chocolate brown color […]