More jellies and jams….

I just could not leave 2019 without one more canning post.   I went back through my archives and found that I had published quite a few booze inspired preserves.   Before we completely put the Jelly of the Month Club to rest, I wanted to share these.   I also wanted to highlight the book that inspired . . . → Read More: More jellies and jams….

“In My Kitchen” December 2019

Happy Holidays, all!

I hope that all of you stateside friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!   I cannot believe December is here.  I’m not ready!  Every year I try to do some sort of December-themed posts.   I had high hopes and great ambitions for this year.  I even had a pre-planned IMK post to announce the . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” December 2019

Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the October/November selection for Cook the Books. This is a true story of a Canadian expat searching for new culinary experiences, primarily set during her trek into Iran. . . . → Read More: Persian Noodle Soup for Cook the Books and The Temporary Bride

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

This delicious sandwich was inspired by Maggie’s Ruse, a stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Butter

Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Need a great cookbook read and an easy weeknight meal. Pick up Jubilee and whip up a pot of Peanut Soup. . . . → Read More: Peanut Soup from Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

The Art of Escapism and a long faux sour dough process

The Art of Escapism by Mandy Lee (blogger from Lady & Pups) is my next stop on the TLC Book Tour. Her recipes are inventive and her sense of humor is outrageously funny and pained at the same time. Keep on for a prolonged bread recipe that is worth it. . . . → Read More: The Art of Escapism and a long faux sour dough process

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

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

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour

For this stop on the TLC Book Tour, I read Valencia and Valentine, a quirky tale of alternating realities. I paired the book with a quick and easy summer dish, grilled asparagus with balsamic and basil. . . . → Read More: Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic and Basil for a TLC Book Tour