In the Eastern Orthodox faith, days that commemorate a particular saint, holy event, or the angels are called feast days. Is it called a feast day because there is a feast? No. Can food be part of the equation? Yes.
A few years ago I was doing some last minute birthday shopping for the Old Man at a local hardware supply store. Lo and behold, I stumbled across something I knew he would want (like, really want): a Kalamata olive tree.
How is it that the things closest to us are often the ones we least explore? I’ve lived in this area for almost my entire life, and this last weekend was the first time I hiked this trail that is less than an hour’s drive away.
My cousin gets the credit for introducing me to what became the inspiration for this soup. She brought the original recipe with her and said we should make this for dinner. When my cousin says “should” what she really means is “will”, but usually I’m game for whatever plans she concocts, so it works out anyway!
Only a few things keep me from entertaining as often as I would like: time, energy, and that three week old pile of laundry in the family room (which maybe just might be related to that time and energy thing, just maybe). Read More
Yesterday marked our 12th wedding anniversary. Twelve years of messy boys, twelve years of dirty laundry, twelve years of weeding the garden. Twelve years of love.
Pears are fussy things. Every fall you wait for them to get past the hard and tasteless stage and to move on to juicy tenderness, and just when you think you nailed that perfect moment, it turns out you completely missed it and you wind up with mushy or mealy blobs. Ugh. Read More
I will never make it as a short order cook. I’m not the fastest person in the kitchen, and no where near the neatest (I can hear the Old Man agreeing with the last statement just a little too much). However, I have learned some tricks along the way to help streamline certain meals so that I can enjoy them the way I want, and I don’t have to get out of my pajamas to go to a restaurant, either.