Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

A lazy Saturday ritual, a social media rant and a delicious soup. . . . → Read More: Spicy Butternut Soup with Chorizo and Walnuts

Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart inspired this comforting and warming soup. Drop by for this stop on the TLC Book Tour. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Chili with Sausage and Black Beans

Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Wrapping the pork in the banana leaves made for a deliciously moist meat and many tasty meals. Where did we get the leaves? Not from an Asian market but from our own backyard grove. . . . → Read More: Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

Lifesaving for Beginners is today’s stop on the TLC Book Tour. It’s a dark and cathartic memoir so you might need a comforting apricot bar and a cup of tea before you sit down to read. . . . → Read More: Lifesavers for Beginners, TLC Book Stop, and Apricot Brandy Bars

“In My Kitchen” October 2018

Día de Muertos kitchen towels, Food Huggers, Eataly items, Alice Waters, retro cookbooks and WINE!!!!!! All in my October kitchen… . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” October 2018

Boston

Join us on our recent excursion to Boston. . . . → Read More: Boston

Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

More jelly recipes today. This is a version of a version of a version. . . . → Read More: Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

“In My Kitchen” September 2018

Peppers and lemonade….Pie plates and cheese knives…Cocktails and sunsets…..(and a snarky quote)….. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” September 2018

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly

During my recent twenty-five pound roasted green chile odysssey, I decided to revisit a recipe.

A couple of years ago, I had made this Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly.   I remembered it fondly.  Obviously, I had plenty of green chiles to use up so I made a few batches.

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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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