In Praise of Pasta and a Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini

Saturday night we went with some friends to a fancy Italian restaurant and I sampled five different types of pasta. Five pastas! At a time so close to Thanksgiving, when everyone is worrying about turkey, their favorite mashed potato recipe and stuffing, I thought it would be fun to write about pasta. It’s always beenContinue reading “In Praise of Pasta and a Recipe for Turkey Tetrazzini”

The Best Tomatoes for a Fast Yummy Sauce

Cherry tomatoes. I’ve been obsessing over them. Yes, I know I’ve written several blogs about home grown tomatoes, but not one specifically focused on cherry tomatoes. This year’s crop is huge. Usually I’m picking the cherry tomatoes while they are still a red/orange, anxious to pop them in my mouth, but this year we haveContinue reading “The Best Tomatoes for a Fast Yummy Sauce”

My Favorite Place To Shop

It doesn’t matter how many times I go to a Farmers’ Market it always feels like the first time. And maybe it is the first time I see the fresh mustard greens or the bright yellow squash for sale that particular day. I stop at each booth. I ask questions. What is your favorite wayContinue reading “My Favorite Place To Shop”

Mint Recipes You’re Going To Love

A lovely recipe for new potatoes uses mint, red onion, capers to further enhance their flavor.

Ode to the Tomato

There’s a color, tomato red.  Intense, it is the color tomatoes turn when ripening on the vine during a hot dry summer, but never the color of the tomatoes my mother purchased at the supermarket during my childhood. Those tomatoes, lined up in a plastic container and wrapped in cellophane, those tomatoes were a paleContinue reading “Ode to the Tomato”

A 2020 Recipe for Roasted Wild Goose

While naysayers dismissively describe the taste as gamey, thereby implying the flavor is strong, I disagree. The meat is flavorful, and when prepared correctly, an excellent change from boring farm raised poultry.

Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue

  Week # 8 during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Annapolis, Maryland USA Waiting for the world to once again become “puddle-wonderful” We are now at the two month point in our “stay at home” orders and I sense everyone else’s restlessness each time I take a walk. Just the volume of walkers in itself isContinue reading “Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue”

Creating Online Community in a Time of Masks and Social Distancing

Trying to offer condolences–My words feel hollow when what I would like to do is give her a hug, now an impossibility.

Summertime in Annapolis means food fresh from the farm

If you want to avoid the crowds, try farm shopping Tuesday mornings at the Riva Road Farmers Market, open from 7:00 a.m. to noon. I arrived around 7:30 a.m. and there were plenty of delicious items and very few customers. Yes, fewer farmers come to set up booths when compared to a Saturday morning, butContinue reading “Summertime in Annapolis means food fresh from the farm”

Annapolis Restaurant Week and Miss. Shirley’s Cafe Review

Annapolis Restaurant Week has started, as of this morning you can get some “deals” on an array of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, being served this week only by Annapolis area eating establishments.  Two course lunches are being offered for $15.95 and  three course dinners for $32.95 or start the day with a two course breakfastContinue reading “Annapolis Restaurant Week and Miss. Shirley’s Cafe Review”

Gluten-free recipe and photos for veal parmigiana comfort meal

  It’s when you actually do the cooking that you are reminded of some important tips when formulating a recipe.  Last night I made the veal parmigiana mentioned in yesterday’s post and I forgot to mention that the fool-proof way to make certain your coating of cracker or bread crumbs sticks to the veal cutletsContinue reading “Gluten-free recipe and photos for veal parmigiana comfort meal”

Veal parmigiana after mundane chores

What is worst.? Doing taxes, paying bills, or filing an insurance claim? These are all on my “to do” list this week.  Oh yes and there is buying a new car to replace the mini that was totaled.   So I’ve got to get the insurance claim going or no check to purchase the new car.Continue reading “Veal parmigiana after mundane chores”

The size of Labradoodles and importance of comfort food

The importance of relativity came across to me physically and mentally, on my many levels this past week.  On a physical level, this new wisdom manifested itself in the size of dogs. That’s right. Dogs. Last night, having not seen Halo and Leopold, dogs belonging to my son Chris and his fiancée Laura in someContinue reading “The size of Labradoodles and importance of comfort food”

Mother’s Day Date at Farmers’Market

Mother’s Day Date at Farmer’s Market.  I had a great time last Sunday with my son Christopher. We selected a number of farm fresh items at the Annapolis downtown Farmers’ Market, walked home with our purchases, and then Chris cooked me breakfast and we ate outside in our garden. Joining us for breakfast  was husband PeterContinue reading “Mother’s Day Date at Farmers’Market”