Smoked Salmon Bites

One more holiday weekend…. Eat, Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we may diet! You might find one or all of these small bites I made useful for a New Year's party. Our neighbor hosted a small Christmas dinner party, for those of us, who, like themselves, were having a quiet Christmas. She made the … Continue reading…

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas Everyone! Happy Holidays                                         Healthy Solstice  Bonne Fêtes   Bon Nadal                                  Joyeux Noël Feliz Navidad           Nollaig Shona Dhuit or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat                       … Continue reading…

Best Mustard Sauce – for Baked Ham

Ham is nice. Most of us like ham. But in my family, it’s not the ham that gets the attention, it’s the mustard sauce. There was a hotel in the area I grew up in called ‘The Anderson House’.  It was a classic, small hotel that first opened its doors in 1856. Its most recent … Continue reading…

Pan-Seared Foie Gras, Smoked Salmon and Traditions

The holidays are full of traditions; some new, some old, some we love and some we hate. When I was growing up my family either had Sloppy Joes or Chili on Christmas Eve, followed by lots of Christmas cookies, homemade fudge, divinity, and popcorn balls.  My mother had a bit of a sweet tooth…..  When … Continue reading…

Christmas cookies are better than computers

Ahhhh…… I see the light at the end of the tunnel – and I'm pretty sure it's not a train. My 'week from hell' went something like this: Sunday night – unknown event. Monday morning I took my computer to hospital.   Monday afternoon I'm told it's totalled.  I ordered a new one.  It would … Continue reading…

Fillet of Sole España; the Chocolate Fair

Could there be a better start to the holiday season then a Chocolate Expo? An entire exhibition hall filled, side to side and end to end, with chocolate? I felt duty-bound to go…. Only so I could pass on the information, of course. Admission to the Expo was 2 euro…. And that included all the … Continue reading…

Turkey Tetrazzini; Thanksgiving leftovers; Season’s Eatings

There’s still time to sign up for Season’s Eatings. Don’t miss your chance to spice up your (and someone else’s) holiday this year. If you would like to join the fun, leave a comment.  I’ll collect real names and addresses later, by e-mail. In the meantime…. Everybody in the US get lots of turkey yesterday? … Continue reading…