One of my 11 in ’11 goals was to host dinner once every quarter. So far I’ve managed. They might not have been super fancy parties where people were specifically invited, but still they were nice dinners with someone other than ourselves.
Just before the first quarter was over my dad stayed at our [...]
The first time I ever made chicken and dumplings, was a total disaster. I mean, complete, utter, insane bad, terrible, icky goo. I’d used a recipe I found online and the explanation was just terrible. At least for someone who’d never made it before. The dumplings just fell apart and became gooey [...]
It’s amazing how used we get to unripe, not so fresh vegetables. Especially during the ‘off-season’ vegetables just aren’t that great. And the old-fashioned produce stores seem to have disappeared.
Last summer, in Colorado, I went to a farmer’s market. Everything was fresh and wonderful. It was a Sunday morning and I couldn’t [...]
Thursday was moving day. At 8am the movers arrived at our old house and after a cup of coffee they started loading [...]
Tonight we’re eating ‘boerenkool met worst’ or the traditional Dutch curly kale ‘stamppot’ (mash).
It’s traditionally eaten with smoked sausage and jus, with a possibility of added bacon bits.
See how I’m saying with jus and not with ‘au jus’. Yep. That might be my biggest pet peeve in English food-language. Seriously. Jus comes from [...]
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