August 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
J: Here we go, kids. We’ve kept you in suspense for a couple days with the promise of an awesome burger recipe to come, and here it is. These aren’t your mama’s cheeseburgers. They are thick and juicy, with a hunk of oozy cheese in the middle — yes, you heard right. These cheeseburgers have the cheese on the inside. Though of course, you’re welcome to add more cheese on the outside, if the center doesn’t give you that cheesiness you’re craving.
May 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
E: Hello and welcome to Nombudsman, the one man show. Joanna is off at a conference for a few days, so I’m here holding down the fort, trying to get a post out on time (and failing, if I remember correctly when the last post went up). In any case, I’ve put together a post on a homemade tomato soup that she and I cooked together about a month ago. I am not a tomato soup fan, and I never really have been. My father loves the classic combination of tomato soup and grilled cheese, however, so this was really done with him in mind. That said, I found this to be very far removed, in a good way, from any tomato soup I’d had previously (with one exception: the Harvest, in Cambridge, makes a tomato soup that, to my tastes, destroys this one, but I couldn’t tell you what they did exactly to make it different).
I loved it. Joanna did too. For sure, there are some things we would do differently next time, but the freshly roasted tomatoes make the soup really bright and flavourful. And, if you are reading this and don’t have the time to cook up a fresh tomato soup tonight, take my advice and create yourself a smoked gouda grilled cheese. After making them for this, thinking they would be an interesting contrast to the soup, I cannot fathom why we hadn’t done grilled cheese like that before.
February 2, 2011 § 4 Comments
J: This is a recipe that I’d made once before, with not-as-good results. The burgers tasted fine, of course (check out the ingredients list and try to tell me they couldn’t be delicious), but they crumbled and fell apart while we were cooking them! They just wouldn’t hold together. So, this time we decided to add an egg to help the burgers cohere a bit better, and it worked like a charm.
These burgers are fantastic, and while they don’t taste exactly like mac ‘n’ cheese, they do come impressively close. They’re also pretty great for you, and sandwiched between some hearty homemade bread with a few slices of avocado and tomato, they’re an easy, filling, and really delightfully tasty meal. Just as a quick note, they’re also from Delicious Wisdom, which sadly appears to have vanished into the ether forever; as of this posting, you can still find the cached version if you search “delicious wisdom” “mac and cheese burgers,” but I can’t promise how long it’ll stay that way.