Matter, Energy, and Life of Michaela A. Castello.

Tag: cooking

  • Best Foot Forward

    In which my right foot collects superficial injuries.

  • Preparing to Chop Onions

  • Coriander Is My Friend

    Insight into the hate of cilantro, the herb of the coriander plant.

  • Homemade Pesto

    For all those “not impressed” by my earlier efforts, this is made with pan-roasted garlic, red peppers, parmesan and ricotta cheeses, and fresh herbs.

  • Yesterday’s Dinner

    Today’s dinner, not so interesting. But yesterday, I tried out a homemade seasoning mixture on some mini steaks and cooked artichokes for the first time (served with lemon butter sauce, of course). The seasoning needs work but it all turned out better than I expected. Plus Rachel’s Facebook status about it got a bunch of…

  • Why Yes, I (Attempt to) Cook

    I have been wanting to try making this for a while, and finally made myself do it tonight (also, my vegetables were going bad). Dinner is super late, but I think it was worth it. I made a few mistakes, with some of the vegetables being a bit too crunchy; however, it’s a recipe I…

  • Homemade Pizza

    I finally got tired of waiting for my AC to get fixed and started turning computers back on. About…goodness, about a month ago, we tried our hand at making pizza from scratch. The last time we did was back in Maryland with our friend Jeff Chiu, whom we greatly miss. This time we used Angie’s…

  • Spaghetti with Lemon and Basil