Rabbit Food with Chicken Nuggets (and a book review of The Damage Done

In a world where it seems like we are living out a dystopian plot, it’s nice to read something that appears to depict utopia. The Damage Done by Michael Landweber might be just what we need.

About the novel: For fans of Ben Winters and Sarah Pinsker, this mind-bending and thought-provoking novel pushes the . . . → Read More: Rabbit Food with Chicken Nuggets (and a book review of The Damage Done

Pesto Chicken Hash for this month’s Movies & Munchies: The French Dispatch

Welcome to February’s Movies & Munchies feature film, The French Dispatch. Palatable Pastime is hosting.

I have always enjoyed Wes Anderson’s films. Back in the Food ‘n Flix days, we were inspired by Moonrise Kingdom. I remember The Royal Tenebaums and Rushmore fondly. Then came this round of Movies & Munchies . You . . . → Read More: Pesto Chicken Hash for this month’s Movies & Munchies: The French Dispatch

Chicken Stir-Fry with Celery and Green Beans

Here’s a “thrown-together” recipe from my locally delivered farm bag. I had a pound of green beans and celery to use up. What I got was a keeper of a recipe. . . . → Read More: Chicken Stir-Fry with Celery and Green Beans

Simply Irresistible Coq Au Vin and Fennel Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Welcome to this month’s round for Food ‘n Flix. Wendy from A Day in the Life on a Farm is hosting Simply Irresistible. I had never heard of this movie but it was a FnF feature back in November 2011. That was before I had found this great virtual movie club. (You can read Wendy’s . . . → Read More: Simply Irresistible Coq Au Vin and Fennel Salad for Food ‘n Flix

Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Happy Holidays!

I’m hosting the December edition of Food ‘n Flix with The Holiday (2006), a film directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law. Of course, Diaz, Winslet, and Law are gorgeous. Black just adds enough scruffy “everyman” to help the tale be believable. Please do note . . . → Read More: Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

“Lettuce Wrap” Zucchini Boats

It’s been a few years since I have successfully grown zucchini. You might ask how is that possible. Zucchini grows profusely for everyone. People sneak it onto neighbors’ porches just to get rid of it.

It’s not easy growing for me and the squash bugs. I even went to a vegetable gardening . . . → Read More: “Lettuce Wrap” Zucchini Boats

Aloha—Macaroni Salad, Huli-Huli Chicken and Hawaiian Lemonade

This month’s Food ‘n Flix event let us choose our own film—anything set or filmed in Hawaii. I chose poorly but I did get a great meal out of the deal. Read on for my review of the 2015 film, Aloha and macaroni salad, Huli-Huli chicken and Hawaiian lemonade. . . . → Read More: Aloha—Macaroni Salad, Huli-Huli Chicken and Hawaiian Lemonade

Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Here’s a recipe I made in early March and another Cookbook of the Week feature. Hope you enjoy! . . . → Read More: Flatbread Pizza with Grilled Chicken and Peanuts

Bookish Spices, Installment I

Need a holiday gift idea for the cook or the bookish sort. These spices are the ticket. . . . → Read More: Bookish Spices, Installment I

Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books

Deb at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman. Here’s my Hawaiian inspired meal of Kula Pickled Beet Salad and Huli Huli Chicken. . . . → Read More: Hawaiian Meal for Cook the Books