Monthly Archives: November 2014

Duck, Duck – Eggs

Here it is Sunday again, and time for our special brunch. It looks like the same old thing, but not so! This time, there are duck eggs! ;-> Lately I have been ordering organic eggs from a local source, https://www.facebook.com/kovacspecialty.farmsContinue reading

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Burrito Two Ways

We had plenty of tortillas, but why eat one of those when there is leftover homemade cornbread that has cheese and roasted red peppers in it? So DH had his burrito in a tortilla, as shown, but mine was ever … Continue reading

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Blat and Bat (Fledermaus)

This big leaf blew into my view, and I couldn’t help myself – had to make a picture. Do you see the fledermaus?

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Swedish Meatballs Italiano

We couldn’t decide which country to favor tonight, Sweden or Italy. So I made sixteen Swedish Meatballs, and put half of them into some leftover spaghetti sauce and let them simmer for a bit, while the campanelles (pasta) reheated, and … Continue reading

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Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Was hungry, and there were two apples on the shelf that were begging to be cooked, so I accommodated them. Sautéed them in ghee and coconut oil, a sprinkling each of cinnamon and nutmeg, a very slight dusting of garam … Continue reading

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A New Use for Cherry Juice

The new darling in our household is tart cherry juice. I’d been reading for years about its healthful properties, but never got around to actually purchasing any. For health reasons, it is now a staple in our household, and I … Continue reading

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Rice is Nice

This is a favorite dish – pork cutlet with stir fry vegetables. We still have a lot of red peppers, so they are starring in many meals now. I have been making my rice in my new thermal cooker, and … Continue reading

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Final Offering (Hummus Deluxe)

I did another iteration of the hummus, this time throwing all convention out the window. I used the blender attachment to my food processor, and it did a MUCH better job of making a nice smooth paste. It still has … Continue reading

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A Study in Yellow

When I poached eggs in simmering water, they usually came out perfectly. Since I have been using one of those li’l four-place poacher gadgets, I seem to get them hard every time. Not the end of the world, but an … Continue reading

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Wild Rice

When cranberries appear in the store, I know it is time to get out the wild rice. Not sure why I don’t think of it at other times of the year. It just seems to need cranberry/orange relish to go … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath

These lovely green grapes joined the red-purple ones in our refrigerator today, and I was just mesmerized by how lovely they look. Don’t you agree? What exactly are grapes of wrath, anyway? I set out to find out, and the … Continue reading

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Sticks and Twigs

Father: “Where’s Mom?” Son: “Out in the yard raking up sticks and twigs for breakfast.” Not entirely true, but there is a lot of nutrition in this bowl, and we have this every morning, except Sunday – when it is … Continue reading

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Hummus Additions

New post at ANIMALS SPOTTED. Thanks to the generous comments of readers, I have altered a bit of the hummus to a different taste to see how I liked it. The above two items (Blenheim Apricot White Balsamic Vinegar and … Continue reading

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Hummus Success

My last attempt at hummus was a dismal failure, due mostly to my ignorance about what ingredients were necessary. Since then I have been scouting for commercial tahini, and coming up empty. With a new batch of fresh-roasted red peppers … Continue reading

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Being Stupid With Friends

I’m testing how to upload more than one picture at a time. This is just a cute little drawing that tickled my fancy. It depicts three of my friends and me – four “girls” who have been friends since we … Continue reading

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Using a Potato Masher to Make Yogurt

I’ve been making my own yogurt since the mid-sixties, using many different methods to mix and/or incubate it. All have worked. But this is a new use for an old tool that I have found excellent for mixing the yogurt … Continue reading

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