Tag: Food Blog

Welcoming Spring with Stinging Nettles

I received a Tuscan cookbook a few years ago from my husband, who, I am sure had no ulterior motives! Italians have a thing about wild spring greens. They forage for them like crazy. Eating only root veggies all winter

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So You Don’t Have The Perfect Kitchen

Me neither!  And no…this is not a photo of our kitchen! Let’s talk reality. We probably won’t have the “great” kitchen unless our lotto numbers come up and we move!  My dad once told me that I cooked wonderful meals without one!  Thanks Dad!  Still… I

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Hawksmoor’s Pickled Red Cabbage

A recipe from the Hawksmoor At Home cookbook that’s become a standard fall thing at #5! We are giving this recipe a definite two thumbs up! The restaurant “Hawksmoor” is a London Steakhouse just around the corner from the Guildhall

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Dreaming of Spring Chicken

Sure it’s not quite spring but as usual, I was doing freezer inventory and found a few things that should be used up. Now that the tarragon and chives are up…that for sure says spring to me. I used chicken

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Phyllis’ Fish

Do you, like us, end up buying a box of Panko crumbs from Costco that seems like a lifetime supply?  Then…you will totally get our obsession to use them! We were in the mood for some Chinese Shiitake fried rice last night

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Phyllis’ Swiss Roll with Mascarpone Filling

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The final winner of the Swiss Roll that I wrote about in my blog post The “Beating” Goes On…once the first cut was made in test cake #1 in the photo, we

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The “Beating” Goes On!

The tree has been taken to the chipper, most of the decorations have been taken down except for the twinkly lights on the windows simply because I can’t bear seeing them taken down, so up they will stay until…Valentine’s Day! 

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Basic Chocolate “Roll” Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is the cake to use when making a Swiss roll or jelly roll. For the Cake: 6 large eggs, at room temperature ¾ cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened

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“Not a Christmas Cake”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or feel like making a traditional Christmas cake and although they are a wonderful addition to Christmas, sometimes you want something different, which

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