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?
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.
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.
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.
I grew up on an old farm north of Boston. We had chickens, ducks, and a lot of fun. This post is about some memories of living the rural life in the 60s, but also a great recipe for cider braised pork. Why not give this simple recipe a try?
Looking for a really good veggie burger recipe with so much flavor you don’t even need to add ketchup or mustard? This is it, with some simple swap outs to make it vegan if you want!
A simple soup, with a special recipe for homemade meatballs. And memories of my mother’s spirit in the ICU, that woman could make us laugh in the most unexpected places.
Looking for a tasty way to use up leftovers? Especially pork and turkey? This is THE dish you’re waiting for. All in one and it bakes quickly. Why not try a cheesy butternut squash and pork pasta bake tonight?
Simple roast chicken with a citrusy cranberry glaze. What’s not to love? Make up the marinade in just a few minutes, once the chicken is marinated, pop it in the oven, and you’ll have a chicken dish to serve with no further fuss.
An easy and delicious way to make roast beef. Brown it, pop it in the slowcooker and you’ve got a good 6 hours or so to do your thing! Whether it’s a sunday, a weekday or any day in between. And of course how could I not include memories from my own Sunday dinners with family back in the 60s