Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Kale

This earthy Spanish dish was inspired by Pan’s Labryinth, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. . . . → Read More: Spanish Tortilla with Mushrooms and Kale

TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Join me as I ski into Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery with a warming and hearty lentil soup. . . . → Read More: TLC Book Tour: Unbound and Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Onion-Rosemary Bread

I decided to turn over a new leaf.  (Let’s see how long it will last, shall we?)

Over the holiday break, I decided to go through my stash of recipe books, clippings, magazines, etc.  It was quite an undertaking, something that I am still in the process of sorting.

I found a couple of local . . . → Read More: Onion-Rosemary Bread

Onion Pie (not quiche)

This onion pie is me contribution to this month’s Cook the Books round. We all read “That Old Ace in the Hole” by Annie Proulx. . . . → Read More: Onion Pie (not quiche)

Summer Orzo Salad

I have a couple of great aunts that are my idols.   Both are in their mid and upper 80s.    Both still live on their own and you truly need to get on their social calendars months in advance if you want to go to lunch with them.    Between bridge, church projects, volunteering, etc., they are . . . → Read More: Summer Orzo Salad

The Last of the Okra

Just like drinking the last of the summer wine signals the cooler weather to come, cooking up the last of the okra also marks the end of the season.

It is that time of year to clean out what is left of the summer garden, pull weeds, amend the soil, and start planting the fall . . . → Read More: The Last of the Okra

The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

Grilled asparagus, potatoes, onions, and pork loin. . . . → Read More: The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

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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