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

A Very Berry Good Time

Summers are always hectic and it’s been a while since we went berry picking.  Strawberries were numero uno on my list this summer but, alas, strawberry season came and went without us picking any (but the few meager ones from our own bed).

I was determined to not miss the rest of the berry seasons.

. . . → Read More: A Very Berry Good Time

June 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Summer is here! So are some new books, a beautiful bowl, a big bag ‘o onions, and a useless kitchen gadget. 🙁 . . . → Read More: June 2019 “In My Kitchen”

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

Tacos al Pastor

Although the meat wasn’t Shawarma spit-grilled, this recipe for Tacos al Pastor is a great grilling meal. This recipe makes a lot so invite a crew over to enjoy it! . . . → Read More: Tacos al Pastor

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”

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

My Garden Vow (along with some tips and newly gleaned knowledge)

I recently attended a garden workshop, held at the  Tulsa Garden Center and hosted by a local horticultural guru.  I was excited to attend the paid event for a couple of reasons:  I needed a jump start on my garden motivation AND we got a bit of swag.

I should have been anticipating the wealth . . . → Read More: My Garden Vow (along with some tips and newly gleaned knowledge)

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

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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