Elephant Ears and Pomegranate Soup

Pomegranate Soup is the current selection for Cook the Books. There’s an eclectic mix of Persian, Italian, and Irish food in this book. I decided on the Persian recipe for Elephant Ears. . . . → Read More: Elephant Ears and Pomegranate Soup

St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Artichoke Prosciutto Linguine is on the menu. Check out this recipe and the beginnings of my Cookbook of the Week posts. . . . → Read More: St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 is the current stop on the TLC Book Tour. I’m also including it in my Cookbook Highlight of the Week. Want to live a long and healthy life? Read on. . . . → Read More: Healthy Minestrone: Welcome to the Blue Zone

“In My Kitchen” March 2020

Lots of books, some Valentine’s tea towels and beans….it’s an eclectic mix this month “In My Kitchen.” . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” March 2020

Save Me the Plums or How Reichl Could Not Save Gourmet

I’m going back through my draft archives and finding posts that were mostly finished. I don’t know why I didn’t post up this book review, especially since I am the Ruth Reichl super fan. Anyway, here it is today. . . . → Read More: Save Me the Plums or How Reichl Could Not Save Gourmet

Banana-Mango Nut Muffins

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the current Cook the Books selection. There’s so much food in this novel, perhaps to help comfort one as they read this tale of survival and ultimate triumph and hope. . . . → Read More: Banana-Mango Nut Muffins

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