What’s Good? This maple-whiskey cocktail and Peter Hoffman’s Book #LitHappens

I was please to get an advanced copy of Peter Hoffman’s memoir, What’s Good? A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients. Here’s my review along with Hoffman’s Back Forty cocktail. . . . → Read More: What’s Good? This maple-whiskey cocktail and Peter Hoffman’s Book #LitHappens

October 2021 “In My Kitchen”

No new gadgetry in the kitchen this month, but there’s some new recipes and some pumpkin products to celebrate the season. I also think I might be becoming a vegetarian…. . . . → Read More: October 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Divine Lola and Churro Biscotti

A fascinating biography about a eccentric but strong woman. Divine Lola needs to be in your library if you like reading about strong women. I paired a spicy vegan churro-flavored biscotti to go along with the fiery and spicy Lola. . . . → Read More: Divine Lola and Churro Biscotti

Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is the current selection for Cook the Books. There’s a lot of delicious food (and pie) in the novel. I would like to make it all but settled on this frittata to celebrate the book. . . . → Read More: Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

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 to 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”