In January we did a very cold walk at Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill. I would have loved a few of these spicy sweet Limoncello Candied Ginger Scones to eat on the drive home, that’s for sure.
Making your own candied ginger is simple. And adding a citrus peel to the mix, like I did with lemon can add zing and heat to any dish.
Writing to escape the pandemic has also meant a blog, cooking, hiking and lots of days spent thinking about my past. Today I submitted a piece about bread to an online magazine. But I’m also sharing stories of my father, bread, and a deliciously satisfying turkey soup recipe. Do you like avgolemono? Well, this is a heartier turkey version. Why not try it?
In early January we went back for a third time to Halibut Point. It was a cold but beautiful day and this is definitely a park for year round enjoyment. Plus I’m sharing a memory of a toboggan, a childhood idea for a sled jump, and the unhappy ending to that story!
When we got butternut squash in our Misfits Market Box I wanted to do something different. Then I got inspiration from a recipe for cabbage and mushroom pies. Yes, my brain jumps in random directions, but this time it landed on something delicious!
As our way to celebrate the Inauguration (for some celebration for others a dismal day) we popped the champagne we’d bought for New Year’s and I roasted a turkey with citrus stuffing. This one is definitely a keeper recipe… and maybe be the perfect “summer” turkey if things keep going in the direction they are with the pandemic.
Looking for a quick and healthy snack, that replaces things like chips, nuts, and pretzels? Want a use for those cans of chickpeas you bought when it felt like the world was shutting down. This recipe is easy, tasty, and healthy. And I share some funny babysitting stories too!
This is a heavy dish but so flavorful. When it’s time for a meal that includes lamb, and not a lot of fuss, this is the one for you! Cooked in my new tagine, but a heavy bottomed casserole would also work.
I recently got way more zucchini than I could use. So I made a zucchini bread, but added figs and pumpkin seeds. Sooo yummy. Just mix up the wet ingredients, mix up the dry, stir them together and bake. Easy and done in under an hour!
Making a special dessert for Christmas in 2020 brought back so many memories of life in the business world back in the 80s and 90s, and memories of “business lunches” in and around Boston. But I couldn’t not include the recipe that brought these memories back! A simple Berries Pavlova and a sneaky recipe for Strawberries Romanoff if you’re paying attention.