Washington, D.C.

Over Labor Day weekend, we traveled to our Nation’s capitol.  This was my fourth trip and The Hubs’ first.   One of my greatest trips ever was when I was twenty-three and accompanied mom to D.C. where she had a conference.  I was left to my own devices and wandered all the art museums and galleries . . . → Read More: Washington, D.C.

“In My Kitchen” September 2019

I’ve been slacking.  I’ve been making meals and not photographing them  I’ve been creating recipes but not writing them down.  There’s been few posts but I feel like I’m kind of in a slump.  For instance, this post originally published without me even realizing it (albeit for only about 45 minutes) with only four sentences.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Announcement Post for Food ‘n Flix

The Food ‘n Flix feature film for September is O Brother, Where Art Though?. I’m hosting. 🙂 Watch this classic Coen brothers film, enjoy the music, and whip up something inspired. . . . → Read More: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Announcement Post for Food ‘n Flix

Mocha Portion Bread for Food ‘n Flix—the Star Wars edition

From the Food ‘n Flix Website

For the August edition of Food ‘n Flix, it’s anything Star Wars.  Kelly at Simply Inspired Meals  is hosting.  Read her announcement post here.

Most of the recent films in the Star Wars world premiered during the holidays.   This time frame was perfect for us as we generally got to take the nephews . . . → Read More: Mocha Portion Bread for Food ‘n Flix—the Star Wars edition

“In My Kitchen” August 2019

Good gravy!   Where is the summer going?

So, here’s what was new in my July kitchen!

I made some mulled blackberry vinegar and after letting it set on the cabinet for four weeks, I finished processing it.  I strained it and was left with a delicious smelling pulp, full of blackberries macerated in warming spices.  . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” August 2019

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

Earl Grey Infused Gin for Food ‘n Flix and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again so it seems it’s appropriate for another spirit laden recipe. (A lot of my Food ‘n Flix posts end up with a spirited recipe.) For July, the feature film was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. If you haven’t seen this film, you should. You should also keep reading…. . . . → Read More: Earl Grey Infused Gin for Food ‘n Flix and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

July 2019 “In My Kitchen”

“In My Kitchen” for July features just a few items. Welcome and please check it out! . . . → Read More: July 2019 “In My Kitchen”

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.

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