I once read that if you plant an apple tree, you’ll be growing apples for the whole neighborhood. I’m beginning to understand what that person meant.
The sad reality is that many military lives aren’t lost on a battlefield, or even during any military activity at all. Many are the result of the after effects these events have on them. Tristan was one of those lives.
Each spring the family gathers together to participate in their most beloved activity: harvesting grape leaves. They pretty much hate it.
Every culture’s cuisine seems to have some sort of sauce or dip that’s used for almost everything. Americans have ketchup, Greeks have avgolemono.
If you have ever eaten a Greek or Middle Eastern sweet with a floral flavor you couldn’t quite pin your finger on, it was likely flavored with rose. Yes, like the ones in your garden.
It is ironic that buckwheat is considered to be a healthy food and yet my first instinct is to use it to make pancakes.
Frittatas are kind of like the casseroles of the egg dish world. They are a great way to throw a bunch of odds and ends together and call it a meal.
I have been struggling with how to write these words, but another beautiful life has been unfairly taken by COVID-19.