Roasty, toasty winter magic

A tiny door in the Victorian-era roaster, allowed a sample of coffee beans to be checked continually. This scoop was just short of French roast. If you love coffee, this story that I did for New Year's weekend's combined Wheeling Intelligencer and News Register is for you. I simply cannot describe how wonderful that roasting… Continue reading Roasty, toasty winter magic


Dial-it-back pea soup

“ will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden Holidays seem to be all about more. When they're over, I like to clear the slate. I do some extra cleaning. I dejunk. I pare… Continue reading Dial-it-back pea soup


Slow Chicken Pot Pie (moo free/gluten free)

"The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread and fried chicken." Maya Angelou, American poet Last week's soup version of chicken pot pie is great if you're in a hurry, but there are times when you just want the "creamy," savory real thing. Perhaps on a day like today, when it's gray as dusk,… Continue reading Slow Chicken Pot Pie (moo free/gluten free)