Stuffed Summer Squash

Cheese Stuffed Squash

Every summer I am amazed at the number of people (all Americans) who do not know, or do not accept, that a zucchini is simply a summer squash. Recipes (American) usually say to use a zucchini or ‘you can substitute summer squash’. Im their defense it wasn’t until I moved to this side of the … Continue reading…

Grilled Salmon Salad; hidden lettuce

Salmon Salad

This is not a main course salad…. although it could be. Sometimes, during salad season, we have salad for a first course instead of the main course. That gives us a chance to have lamb chops or steak or chicken as well as a salad. Can you tell I’m getting sick of salad? I think … Continue reading…

Pasta Salad with Sausage & Peppers; flowers

Pasta Salad with Sausage

I was first introduced to the combination of sausage and peppers at the Renaissance Festival in Minneapolis It was a ‘Knave Sandwich’ (I think). Basically, it was sausage, peppers, and onions in a bun. I loved it. As I progressed to adulthood and could no longer eat everything in sight I started eating the sausage, … Continue reading…

Grilled Mustard Chicken; little plums

Mustard Grilled Chicken

I like mustard. I don’t like a strong mustard flavor and I don’t like it to dominate (like slathered on a hamburger or hot dog), but I do like the ‘je ne sais quoi’ it adds to foods. I often add it to marinades or soups. I add dry mustard powder to my Instant Pot … Continue reading…

What to Eat to Improve Your Acne

How’s your skin? Mine’s pretty good, thanks. I only had minor problems as a teen and very minor problems as an adult but I know / have known a lot of people who are not so fortunate. I have heard all sorts of logical, believable, realistic treatments over the years as well as some truly … Continue reading…

Shrimp & White Bean Salad; red rose

Shrimp, White Bean Salad

We’re eating more beans these days, thanks to my Instant Pot. They are so easy to make and taste so much better that I have been making some almost every week. It’s been especially nice during the spring months when I normally have to buy vegetables. Starting this week we’ll be eating vegetables from the … Continue reading…