A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

I’m highlighting Chef Edward Lee today. Buttermilk Graffiti is the featured book for Cook the Books. Here’s a berry delightful and thymely cocktail along with a mushroom “hummus.” . . . → Read More: A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

Chopped Greek Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pitas for May’s Food ‘n Flix

Confessions.  I thought I would get ahead of the game during the holidays (yes, I’m talking last December).  I watch Mamma Mia! and recorded all of the food only to realize the May’s Food ‘n Flix was the sequel.  Oops!

Well, here we go again.   (And, at least I knew the back story!)  🙂

Wendy from . . . → Read More: Chopped Greek Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Pitas for May’s Food ‘n Flix

May 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Welcome to May.   I have lots of tomatoes and peppers to put out in the garden (and by the time this posts, I certainly hope they are out of the greenhouse and vegging in the garden!

All Black Cherries

I have lots of Black Cherry tomatoes that I grew from seeds that I saved . . . → Read More: May 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Part Three for FnF: Tri-Berry Pie

Spinning Platesis the April Food ‘n Flix film. Today is the end of my three part series celebrating the film and brings dessert. . . . → Read More: Part Three for FnF: Tri-Berry Pie

Food ‘n Flix: Part Two—Chef Grant’s Best Burgers

This isn’t molecular gastronomy but you must try this Charcuterie Burger with Sauce Gribiche and Apple as soon as you are able. Here’s my entree for the three-part Food ‘n Flix feature this month. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix: Part Two—Chef Grant’s Best Burgers

Food ‘n Flix: Part One for Spinning Plates, a simple guacamole

Spinning Plates is the Food ‘n Flix April feature. I decided to do three recipes and three different posts to celebrate. Today’s post is a simple guacamole for a humble family restaurant. (It’s also doing double duty for I Heart Cooking Clubs. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix: Part One for Spinning Plates, a simple guacamole

April 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Cocktail mixtures, snack mixes, surprise tomatoes…these are what’s new in my kitchen this month. . . . → Read More: April 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Mixed Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

It has been some delightful and delicious months cooking the recipes of Ruth Reichl. A true GOURMET experience! IHCC bids a fond farewell to Ruth. Here’s my homage. . . . → Read More: Mixed Dried Fruit Oatmeal Cookies

Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Welcome to a TLC Book Tour Stop for The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara Ackerman. Included with this review is a springy and kitschy cocktail, The Royal Hawaiian. . . . → Read More: Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for TLC and The Lieutenant’s Nurse

Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

What do you do when you win a prize package of beets (and red cabbage)? Make soup! . . . → Read More: Contest winning spoils: Red Cabbage Kielbasa & Cannellini Soup

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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