Category Archives: Recipes

O is for Organization and Oysters!

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” ~ Benjamin Franklin A good thing, too, as I’ve been looking around for some extra time!! For the last few weeks, I’ve been making a daily deep dive into that … Continue reading

Posted in Around the House, From the Kitchen, Recipes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sew It Seams …

“My friend writes songs about sewing machines. He’s a Singer songwriter, or sew it seams.”  (~Unknown) I have a penchant for painful puns and purple prose; hence the above.  If it makes most folks groan, I will undoubtedly laugh heartily.  … Continue reading

Posted in From the Kitchen, Recipes, Sewing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

January (by John Updike)

“The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between The dark and dark. “Fat snowy footsteps Track the floor.  Milk bottles burst Outside the door. “The river is A frozen place Held still beneath The trees of lace. … Continue reading

Posted in From the Kitchen, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spinach-Feta Quick Bread

“Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to dis a brie ….” ~Author unknown (but very, very clever) Ingredients: 1-½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt (or ¾ teaspoon table salt) ¼ teaspoon … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Well Begun is Half Done.”

While most of us undoubtedly know this quote from the movie, Mary Poppins, from what I’ve read it was quoted by Aristotle in his philosophical work, Politics, as a proverb during his time.  Can you say WOW?!  That makes it … Continue reading

Posted in From the Kitchen, Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Anchors Aweigh” – Scallop Casserole

“’Close your eyes,’ he had said to her. ‘Food demands complete submission.’  And then he placed a perfect scallop in her mouth.  ‘Do you taste the sea?’“Delphine did.  Not just the salt of the sea but the very air of … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ah! The Pastabilities: Cavorting with Carbs!

“The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.”    Tom Hardy I wholeheartedly concur, Mr. Hardy!  In my head, in my heart, in my belly, and most definitely on my tongue there is nothing more satisfying and comforting than … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Panade Adds Panache

Meatballs?  Meatloaf?  Stuffed peppers?  Adding a panade to your ground/minced meat will give it a little panache and lighten rather than tighten the mixture.  A panade is, quite simply, a mixture of starch and liquid.  It seems one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Perfect Pear Cake

“Maggie: Sweet, juicy, soft on your tongue, grainy like a sugary sand that dissolves in your mouth. How’s that? Seth: It’s perfect.” City of Angels (1998) INGREDIENTS: 1.5 cups all-purpose flour 1.5 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment