Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Here’s a healthy rice salad with a French-Moroccan spice flair for this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature, French Kiss. . . . → Read More: Red Rice Salad (Loaded with Veggies)

Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Here is an unexpected taste explosion—Mangos and Limes and Ginger—all in a tiny little jar. . . . → Read More: Mango Lime Jam with Ginger

Apple Cranberry Chutney

A cookbook review of Minnesota’s Bounty and a delicious winter chutney recipe. . . . → Read More: Apple Cranberry Chutney

Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Welcome to #FreshTastyValentines with a wonderful vinaigrette (along with a tasty salad). DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!! . . . → Read More: Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

I must praise the book my mom got me for an uber early birthday:  The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.   For more information and praises on this book, click here for an earlier post.

Since work is still super busy, I am pulling this draft out of the archives from peach season . . . → Read More: Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

Smoothies Round Up

To refresh, since January 1, we have been trying to have smoothies “mostly” for dinner.   We eat either a granola bar or granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast, salads for lunch and a hearty (pun intended) smoothie for dinner.   Here is a round-up of what we have tried so far.

Please note . . . → Read More: Smoothies Round Up

Ginger-Almond Brownies

These brownies have some unexpected flavors and are even better the next day after all the flavors meld together. They would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration. . . . → Read More: Ginger-Almond Brownies

Mulling Spices

What smells like Christmas to me?

That’s easy…cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.

What tastes like the holidays to me?

That’s easy…something warm, spicy and mulled.

These mulling spice mixes are easy to make and you can assure the freshness of all the flavors involved.    To make small mulling packets to give as gifts, follow the . . . → Read More: Mulling Spices

Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

A very elegant and simple cookie, this is the perfect choice to accompany that cup of fragrant tea. Spiced with ginger and orange zest, this is the perfect Christmas cookie. . . . → Read More: Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

Maldivian Body Scrub

Ah, wouldn’t a trip to a tropical paradise be great right about now? Can’t carve out enough time to go during this holiday season? Make this spice scrub instead….. . . . → Read More: Maldivian Body Scrub

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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