Red Cabbage and Christmas Memories: The PRESENT

Remember the bunny Sedi, the slayer killed awhile back?  When we were out wandering for our walk today Emma found it and, before I could stop her, she ate it.  Can someone, please, get that sight and sound out of my mind?  PLEASE???? After I finished taking photos of my ornaments earlier this week I … Continue reading…

Confetti Polenta and Where Babies Come From…

Go directly to recipe Chris, at Mele Cotte, says I make her smile! That makes me smile! Thank you, thank you! When she so kindly gave me this lovely award I thought I must write something special, to prove my worth, as it were.  Naturally, my mind went completely blank. Then I read this post … Continue reading…

Tuna Spaghetti Pie, and Cookies Everywhere…Drop in and Decorate!

Go directly to recipe Christmas Cookies. Along with the Tree, the Lights and lots of Candles; nothing says Christmas like Christmas Cookies. They're different from regular cookies; they're richer, prettier, fancier, more decadent. My favorite Christmas breakfast is a big, steaming mug of dark, Spanish Chocolate and a big plate of Christmas Cookies.  (Actually, I … Continue reading…

Braised Pork with Onions and Apples; and True Confessions

Go directly to recipe I was a scrawny, scaredy, weakling as a child; flunked first year swimming twice because I was scared to put my face in the water (well, it was the 'Muddy Mississippi', can you blame me?) and always last choice on the softball team (the bat was sooooo heavy). When I started … Continue reading…

Pasta with Sage and Parmesan, and dirty hedges

Go directly to recipe I spent last week with my ass in the air and my head in the dirt.  I was cleaning hedges. What, you didn't know hedges needed cleaning?  If you don't they end up looking like this: It's something I didn't know needed doing until we moved here.  My mother had a … Continue reading…

Smoked Duck Breast and Pretty Blue Flute Fountains

Go directly to recipe Country Girl City Living has been teasing us with the scent of "the most delicious chicken paprikash known to man", which started me reminiscing about our stay in Budapest and my lovely "Blue Fountain Flutes". We were in Budapest just after the 'wall' came down.  Actually we needed a visa to … Continue reading…

Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza; and a “true confession”

Go directly to recipe Warning:  Embarrassing personal moment disclosed ahead.  For readers under 18 and others of a sensitive nature, please scroll down to the Pizza. To set the scene:  Mon mari is one of those guys that is very handy around the house and is usually found somewhere fixing something.  The other day he … Continue reading…