Meditation

A friend has recently begun blogging, and I have read her words with joy and amazement. She has revealed aspects of herself that I never suspected because she is so quiet and reserved in person. She has inspired me to share some things that I have hesitated to share before. First and foremost, I must say…

Italian Week, Part 1 and 2

A quick, drive-by post to say that British Week was a big success with the husband, and so I am trying again, this time with Italian food. Like British food, I am not claiming that this is authentic, it is just something fun to do. Last night we had Shrimp Scampi with orzo. Tonight, Chicken…

British Week

I’m always looking for ways to make cooking routine meals more entertaining, so now I have come up with a-country-a-week.  This week is British week, and I am having a blast. Last night I made Beef and Guinness Stew.  Oh, the aroma! Ah, the delectable blending of flavors! Here, briefly, is that recipe: 3-4 lbs stew beef (since…

Pumpkin Please

I am a huge fan of pumpkin.  It goes right up there with banana as one of my all-time favorite flavors.  I’m sitting here eating pumpkin fudge, which is more delicious than you can possibly imagine unless you have some for yourself.  I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin bread. In…

Obsession of the Week: Food

I love to eat.  Home food, elegant food, cheap food, expensive food–I love it all.  Now for the punchline.  God or Fate or whatever  you believe in is laughing at me as I lose one food group after another to an aging body.  I didn’t miss pine nuts so much when I became allergic to…