Grape and citrus salad

“There was a pleasantness to the air and a spirit about the town that did not come from its color, but from some inner, tasty citrus quality." Gail Carriger, "Blameless" I am not one to skip meals. I rather like food. But, the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year's is too intense for even… Continue reading Grape and citrus salad


Chicken pot ‘pie’ in a hurry

“Angelina went into the kitchen, her only hope of sanctuary, and started building a couple of sandwiches." -- Brian O'Reilly, "Angelina's Bachelors" There are nights when you have time to make something special for dinner and there are nights when you just want to pretend you have that kind of time. This recipe -- a soup… Continue reading Chicken pot ‘pie’ in a hurry


Spicy butternut squash soup

“Roses and violets from summer gardens, sun-drenched Sicilian lemons squeezed of their juice and mingled with juniper from the frozen north. Saffron threads and gold leaf from the Indies waited to be turned into something magical." Laura Madeleine, "The Confectioner's Tale For days, it has been hovering near 90, too hot to even sit properly… Continue reading Spicy butternut squash soup

outdoors, recipes

Lemony Salmon Spread

"...vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing." E.F. Benson, English writer/archaeologist People who have never lived at the beach watch hurricane coverage from afar… Continue reading Lemony Salmon Spread