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?
Things You’d Do Again – Our Second Trip to Halibut Point!
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!
Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, Pears and Walnuts – The Perfect Hand Pie
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!
An Inauguration Like None other – A Turkey Like None Other
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.
The Magic Skirt and the Multi-purpose Chickpea
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!
What’s a Microwave? What’s a Tagine? Plus an Amazing Lamb, Apricot and Prune Tagine.
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.