Tagged with Cooking

Plain and Simple

I’ve been a slacker lately and taken a bit of a mental break from writing. I’ve been listening to your recent grumbling about my silence and I’m sorry for the break. Trust me, there’s plenty coming down the pike, but to be honest, I’ve enjoyed the mental break and distance from my computer.   We enjoyed an outstanding Christmas and … Continue reading

Soup’s On

It was bound to happen. Both boys home sick from school. Coughing like bandits and sounding like they’ve got clothes pins on their noses, complaining of aches and everything in-between, we’re hanging around the house in our jammies until the germs decide they’ve had enough of us and give up.   One would think that these … Continue reading

Breaking Down The Holiday

Our kitchen was full of conversation, our yard full of playing children, our tables and bellies full of food, much laughter was enjoyed and our hearts full of gratitude as we celebrated with friends and family by our side Thursday. It was a great time and so wonderful to reconnect with an old friend and … Continue reading

Season of Thanks

The crisp cool air, falling leaves, sweaters and down vests, the warmth of a crackling fire in the living room, aromas of hearty home cooked meals permeating the house, college football on TV, endless games of backyard ball, runny noses and rosy cheeks, and of course Thanksgiving.    I love Fall. It’s by far my favorite … Continue reading

The Coconut Milk Broke Me

Some moments are best had alone.  Tonight the coconut milk broke me. My day started at 5:45am and never stopped… There were the homemade pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon; making and packing lunches; trips to and from schools; three grocery store runs to three different stores (not worth explaining); laundry x a million that I swear produces like … Continue reading

nourish:Week In Review 2

What happens when my mom visits for four days and Paul comes home for the weekend? I live in the kitchen, by choice of course, and cook a lot!  Here are the highlights from our week and a brief story behind some of the dishes. Blueberry Muffins Cooks Illustrated Preheat Oven to 425. Jam for Filling: 1 … Continue reading

nourish: Week In Review

In addition to the regulars who appear daily in my kitchen, I had the opportunity this past week to cook for some friends. Here’s a sampling of what my culinary adventures looked like this week. Enjoy! Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate & Cherry Sauce 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Coriander 3/4 Teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper … Continue reading