Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Herbs

Words on Bathroom Walls is this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. It’s a teenage-coming-of-age-while-dealing-with-schizophrenia drama with LOTS of food inspiration. Here’s a pasta dish inspired from a couple of Adam’s recipes featured in the film. . . . → Read More: Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Herbs

Mom-Daughter Trip

I’ve been a bit remiss about posting recently and I always do like to showcase trips we take. Here’s the scoop on a trip from last month.

My mom turned eighty in August. For years (and prior to the pandemic), she had told us she wanted to visit Iceland on her eightieth. Well, obviously, that . . . → Read More: Mom-Daughter Trip

September 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Welcome to the September edition of “In My Kitchen,” hosted by Sherry’s Pickings.

I almost didn’t even write a post for this month but when I started looking through my photos, I decided I did have a few things the say.

I found out this summer that I was a finalist in the Taste . . . → Read More: September 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Caraway Cookies and a review of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost for TLC

A TLC Book Tour review for “a modern and twisty retelling of Jane Eyre.” I loved this book and decided to pair my review with Caraway-Lemon Shortbreads, a cookie of remembrance. Read on to find out more about this novel (and the cookies!). . . . → Read More: Caraway Cookies and a review of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost for TLC

Moonrise Kingdom and Corn-on-the-Cob with Harissa Butter and Cojita

The Food ‘n Flix feature for August is Moonrise Kingdom. Literature and Limes is hosting. I created a grilled corn dish in honor of the “”extraordinary harvest” that the narrator relates in the final scenes of the film. . . . → Read More: Moonrise Kingdom and Corn-on-the-Cob with Harissa Butter and Cojita

August 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Lots of tomatoes in the kitchen this month. . . . → Read More: August 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Food ‘n Flix: JAWS

How can one be inspired by Jaws for a foodie post? Why, fried fish of courses. Read on for a simple but delicious fish coating for the July Food ‘n Flix event. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix: JAWS

Potato Sandwiches with Pepperoni and Basil for Cook the Books

This round’s selection is 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman. It was a very informative and very readable history of immigrant food from the 1850s to the 1930s. . . . → Read More: Potato Sandwiches with Pepperoni and Basil for Cook the Books

Mom’s Cleaner

Here’s a natural, homemade cleaner that will make your whole house smell wonderful. . . . → Read More: Mom’s Cleaner

A Basque-New Orleans Hybrid Sandwich (and a review of North Face of the Heart for TLC)

What a ride! North Face of the Heart is a crime thriller, a family dynamics drama, coupled with Basque legends and New Orleans voodoo set against the backdrop of Katrina. Intrigued? Read on for the review and recipes. . . . → Read More: A Basque-New Orleans Hybrid Sandwich (and a review of North Face of the Heart for TLC)