26 April 2017

Hot Italian Chicken with Peppers



Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely adore Diana Henry's take on cooking - good basic ingredients, not a lot of fussing about, pairing side dishes that create a soul-satisfying meal. It seems to be her trademark. She also seems to be drawn to foods from the cultures that rim the Mediterranean Sea. In that respect, she is my soul sister, I swear to God.

01 April 2017

'Kind Of' Colcannon ...



Weekend fare that seems fitting for a bowl of comfort and a cold beer at the pub ...

24 March 2017

Ahi Tuna and Caramelized Onions / Roasted Kabocha Squash

Sushi grade ahi tuna for a reasonable price! I happened into the fish market yesterday and got that pleasant surprise! It didn't take long for me to have two fat steaks cut, wrapped, and paid for.  Then it was home to decide just how I wanted to prepare them.




22 March 2017

Hazelnut Coffee Ring



The house smells divine right now - like toasted nuts and chocolate and baking pastry! While this coffee ring cools just a bit, I'll tell you about this super easy four ingredient coffee break treat!

14 March 2017

Two Words ... Crispy Waffles

Our friends and family in Florida are laughing this morning ...




Florida Citrus

11 March 2017

Dill and Onion Bread




Over the years, I've collected almost all of Jeff Smith's cook books. He spent time on PBS back in the 70's and 80's doing cooking shows and I always liked his approach toward honoring old-time family recipes, ethnic roots, and cultural twists on ingredients. Then, he disappeared and newer trendier chefs and food writers came along ... and did some of the same things he'd been touting. Hmmm ... everything old is new again.

13 February 2017

Minestrone and Savory Bread Pudding



Checking in after a long hiatus from food blogging ... not that I wasn't eating up a storm!