About: Chef Louise Mellor
Chef Louise Mellor aka Geez Louise! has been making everyday more delicious for over 15 years as a Personal Chef, Caterer, Culinary Instructor, Recipe Developer, Food Stylist, and Media Spokesperson. Louise is a professional chef and food & lifestyle expert with vintage flair who enjoys reinventing old fashioned classics like butterscotch pudding and meatloaf & mashed potatoes. With her classic “Americana�? charm, Louise shares her contagious excitement about food & wine working with well-known brands as a media spokesperson and hosting culinary events.
Recent Posts by Chef Louise Mellor
Written on 04/20/15 at 5:01 pm
Tags: in the kitchen
What is farro and why in the world would you serve it with bacon and eggs? Farro is an ancient grain that Italians have been eating for hundreds of years. More specifically, it is a wheat grain (sorry, not gluten free) and it can usually be found in your local grocery store or specialty market. You can find farro, spelt, or barley (each can be used interchangeably) in the grain aisle or where you typically find specialty products like Bob’s Red Mill flour and grains. If you have never tried farro before, I want to encourage you to give it a try. The flavor is hearty and nutty … a bit like brown rice, but in my opinion much tastier. It is loaded withRead More >
Written on 08/18/14 at 5:17 pm
Tags: in the kitchen
What to do with leftover spaghetti? Am I the only one who inevitably makes enough spaghetti to feed a family of 10 for 2 days? No matter how hard I try, I always make too much spaghetti. Whether you have leftover spaghetti, or are simply boiling a fresh pot of water for this recipe, you won’t be sorry you did. With just a few simple ingredients, you can turn plain noodles and eggs into a brunch or dinner that will wow your family and friends.
Eggs and pasta you ask? Yes, yes, yes! Think pasta Carbonara, luscious silky noodles covered with a sauce made from eggs, cream and bacon. This recipe was born out of my love for Carbonara tempered with my love for fitting into myRead More >
Written on 05/22/14 at 9:48 pm
Tags: in the kitchen
What to do, what to do… with leftover hardboiled eggs? An even better question would be, “How to make the perfect hardboiled egg�?, but we will leave that conversation for another day. Let’s just face the reality, no matter what method you use to make hard boiled eggs, one fact remains: cooking-cooling-and-peeling-eggs takes a lot of patience! And once you’re done … you don’t want to waste all of that effort by letting them sit in your refrigerator!
This recipe is a fresh vegetarian version of the classic Nicoise composed salad that typically is served with tuna or salmon. I have replaced the fish with a double serving of hard boiled eggs for protein, and paired it with tangy red wine vinaigrette made with briny littleRead More >
We use idioms a lot in our American culture, so much so that these common phrases have become a dime a dozen. Without question we all understand that March comes in with cold temperatures and we typically begin April with warmer weather. We somehow accept the reference to a lion and a lamb even though it really doesn’t make sense. Not to add fuel to the fire, but what do eggs have to do with Easter, Passover, or spring? Please don’t think I have a chip on my shoulder about these sacred holidays, I love them all, but one does have to stop and consider how we ended up with a large bunny who delivers chocolates in a basket and also hides eggs in theRead More >
Forget the bouquet of flowers, it’s so cliché. Do away with that heart shaped box of chocolates. She will love you now and hate you later when the box is empty and she can’t zip her dress. Lastly, don’t even think about that wide-eyed stuffed teddy bear cuddling a heart, what are you thinking? We are not in high school and drugstore gifts just won’t do. Let me help you out with a full proof Valentine’s Day plan. I’m a seasoned professional, a Love Doctor if you will, a certified romance expert … in the kitchen that is. I have the perfect, no-fail, get out of jail free, Valentine’s Day plan.
Step #1 – Do not wait until Valentine’s Day night to let your sweetie know you loveRead More >