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.
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!
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.
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.
We started using Misfits Market for fruits and veggies. A great deal and lots of inspiration for future recipes. Read more about my experience and maybe take a walk down memory lane if you loved Rudolph. Yup, I tied them together!
We’ve hiked in Lexington 3+ times in the past 12 months. After our most recent hike on New Year’s Weekend, I realize why. It’s the perfect spot for a hike, whether alone, with friends or with family, any time of the year.
A few weeks ago we hiked at Breakheart Reservation. If you grew up north of Boston, perhaps you remember this park? It’s had some upgrades and is a perfect place to hike pretty much any time of the year! Did it have a fountain when you went there?