O Brother: Food ‘n Flix Round Up

Everett, Delmar and Pete are hankering for some good grub. Food ‘n Flix delivered this month. Check out what the members cooked up, inspired by O Brother, Where Art Though. . . . → Read More: O Brother: Food ‘n Flix Round Up

O Brother, Where Art Thou: A menu

Check out this film-inspired menu of T-Bones in the Ashes, “Gratinated” Potatoes and Coleslaw. This month’s feature Food ‘n Flix film is O Brother, Where Art Thou which I am hosting. . . . → Read More: O Brother, Where Art Thou: A menu

Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

The Food Explorer: The True adventures of the Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats is this round’s selection for Cook the Books Club. Here’s my salad inspired by food we may never have been able to experience without David Fairchild, the “food explorer” of the title. . . . → Read More: Kale-Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Raisins and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Washington, D.C.

Over Labor Day weekend, we traveled to our Nation’s capitol.  This was my fourth trip and The Hubs’ first.   One of my greatest trips ever was when I was twenty-three and accompanied mom to D.C. where she had a conference.  I was left to my own devices and wandered all the art museums and galleries . . . → Read More: Washington, D.C.

“In My Kitchen” September 2019

I’ve been slacking.  I’ve been making meals and not photographing them  I’ve been creating recipes but not writing them down.  There’s been few posts but I feel like I’m kind of in a slump.  For instance, this post originally published without me even realizing it (albeit for only about 45 minutes) with only four sentences.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Announcement Post for Food ‘n Flix

The Food ‘n Flix feature film for September is O Brother, Where Art Though?. I’m hosting. 🙂 Watch this classic Coen brothers film, enjoy the music, and whip up something inspired. . . . → Read More: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Announcement Post for Food ‘n Flix

Mocha Portion Bread for Food ‘n Flix—the Star Wars edition

From the Food ‘n Flix Website

For the August edition of Food ‘n Flix, it’s anything Star Wars.  Kelly at Simply Inspired Meals  is hosting.  Read her announcement post here.

Most of the recent films in the Star Wars world premiered during the holidays.   This time frame was perfect for us as we generally got to take the nephews . . . → Read More: Mocha Portion Bread for Food ‘n Flix—the Star Wars edition

“In My Kitchen” August 2019

Good gravy!   Where is the summer going?

So, here’s what was new in my July kitchen!

I made some mulled blackberry vinegar and after letting it set on the cabinet for four weeks, I finished processing it.  I strained it and was left with a delicious smelling pulp, full of blackberries macerated in warming spices.  . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” August 2019

Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

To be sure, there’s lots of food floating around in Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter, but I was inspired to make three recipes: Herbed Olives, Hummus and a Spicy-Sweet Whole Grain Mustard. . . . → Read More: Blood, Bones and Butter and Three Inspired-by Recipes

Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour

Here’s another TLC Book Tour.  For this stop, I read The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney.  I received a copy for an honest review.   Let’s get to it!

About the book:  

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.

Joel lives in . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Gin and Tonic with Blackberries and a TLC Book Tour