Fiddler On The Roof – A Little Bit of This & That

Do you ever have those days when you feel like you are trying to balance a thousand things on top of a high-pitched roof? With construction going on in the kitchen for a week now, I feel like I’m headed to the rooftop to fiddle.

Loved the movie Fiddler On The Roof and to take the words from one of the songs in the movie (Anatevka), today’s post has “a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a pot, a pan…..” (Bet that song will be rattling around in your head all day, well, maybe just mine.) A link to the lyrics in case you need them.

Before I head to the rooftop,  here’s a little bit of this and that from some of my favorite articles, blogs and tips that I’ve enjoyed. 


How to read a recipe by Alton Brown: “Learn to enjoy recipes as you would literature. Many recipes you’d never actually cook make for intriguing reading. Just because you’re not going to cook Charlie Trotter’s recipe for Three Day Rabbit Stock doesn’t mean you won’t get a kick out of reading it.” Here is his 6-Tips article.


12 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Make. I love this post because it takes you through how to make the basics from hard-boiled eggs to hummus, salad dressing, granola, pesto, nut butter, and six more. That makes 12 right? 


Are San Marzano Tomatoes Worth It? A must read if you are a tomato lover like me. I grow my own in the summer and it is soooo worth it, however, we do not have the volcanic soil of Mt. Vesuvius to add to the flavor. Does having volcanic discussions on the back deck in the heat of summer count? What a find! this website helps you keep all your favorite recipes from your cookbooks organized. The concept is great because if I don’t tag the page of a recipe in a cookbook, it’s sometimes just too laborious to look it up. It also will organize your cooking magazines. And it indexes food blogs! Oh goody!  There is a free version and a paid version. Yep, it’s just like the website says, it tracks your wine cellar. Or to take the words right off their webpage, “CellarTracker is the world’s largest collection of wine reviews, tasting notes and personal stories from people who love wine.” This tool has many options, gives you “drink by” dates, as well as Wine Spectator Wine Point scores. There are many options to use when tracking a bottle you remove from your inventory. The options I think are particularly amusing:

 Another option they didn’t list: Drank it but forgot I drank it.

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