The Fourth of July means the summer is just about half over. Oh no! Where has it gone? I better set aside time to have fun and just enjoy the rest of this season. Do you want to join me? [Read more…]
Recently I traveled to New York City with my cookbook book club. We rented an apartment, pretended we were in college once again and enjoyed many adventures in the city. As you might guess our days revolved around food and great restaurants, pastry shops, bakeries and kitchenware stores. We had so many great experiences that I hope to capture in the months to come and share with you.
One day that stands out in my mind, and one that I just can’t quite shake the memory of, was my lunch that I enjoyed at Eataly. I happened to be by myself before a business meeting and happened upon this food lovers mecca.
I decided to enjoy lunch and indeed it was quite an experience. [Read more…]
Finally cold air swooshed in and all is well in my world. A dip in the temperature indicating Fall is almost here, taking our yearly trek to Dunn’s for apple donuts and yes, the arrival of soup on our family menu.
The cool temps are perfect for soup. I was pleasantly surprised when our daughter announced at the dinner table that she was equally excited to be savoring soup. “Yes!”, she exclaimed, “I love all the wonderful soups we enjoy when the temperature is cooler.”
Made my day!
I’ve been eying the container of greens marked “super” at my grocery store for months. [Read more…]
Everyone knows that life has its ups and downs, so does the answer to what’s for dinner tonight. The heat is stifling at best and the humidity is off the charts. I just couldn’t bare the thought of my dear husband grilling one more day in the intense heat. He was a trooper all weekend and grilled, grilled and grilled some more but come Monday I had to say no more. Desperate times call for desperate measures. A variety of pulls on my time meant only one thing–dig out the slow cooker and put it to good use.
The recipe had to be quick, simple and considered a winner by the entire family. [Read more…]
Ahhhh summer time and the living is easy. Summer has been kind to us so far. Not too many days with extreme heat and yet plenty of heat for the herbs and garden. It still seems a sin to heat up the oven for dinner so we find many of our meals involve the grill. This is great and we enjoy the herb grilled meats and fish. The downside when our family grills is that we always tend to grill too much. Yes, leftovers are good to a point but then you need to repurpose them or “recycle” as my mom would say when I was growing up.
Last week, pork tenderloin was on sale for 5 bucks. [Read more…]