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If my apron could tell tales, it would fill your ears of tales of meals cooked for friends and family in a few kitchens over the years. It was a gift from my Dutch sister-in-law almost two decades ago. The many stains on it are there to stay at this point. I like to say it gives the well worn apron character instead of being a dirty old thing. It is most cherished by me. And everyone around me as when the well worn apron comes off the pantry door, it means that some good food is coming their way. The well worn apron has even made it into my backpack to travel to cook for others, so for an apron it is well traveled.

Join me as I cook, eat, travel, and share on Well Worn Apron Food Travel Blog since 2011!

Cheers! And let’s eat!

Granola Made Simple

Granola Made Simple

Years ago, a friend made me granola. It was amazing and she shared the recipe. I made it a lot then life got busy and it had quite a few ingredients. I just couldn't keep up with keeping the ingredients in the kitchen and making it. I abandoned it. Fast forward a...

Life Experience Well Worn Apron Roams

Life Experience Well Worn Apron Roams

The summer of 2017 was a life experience where for the month of August we were roaming nomads. It is a polite way of saying we were without a home for 30 days as we moved from Tarboro, North Carolina to Newport, Rhode Island. It was not planned that way, but when life...

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Disappearing Tangier Island

Disappearing Tangier Island

Disappearing Tangier Island Tangier Island is a small island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. It is disappearing due to a change in climate. This post is not about climate change, but the loss of a unique community and culture. Tangier Island has a rich history...

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Boiled Peanuts from North Carolina

Boiled Peanuts from North Carolina

Boiled Peanuts are an NC specialty. Unless you are from eastern North Carolina then you most likely have never heard of boiled peanuts. They are a well-kept secret. It is a very seasonal and local specialty. You know it is that time of year when stands pop up all over...

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Simple Eggplant Okra Curry

Simple Eggplant Okra Curry

Farm Fresh for Eggplant Okra Curry During the summer, local fresh produce is abundant like eggplants and okra. Perfect for this simple eggplant okra curry dish that's vegetarian. As I am traveling up the East Coast of the US on my way to our new home in Newport, Rhode...

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Simple Bean Salad for a Side or a Meal

Simple Bean Salad for a Side or a Meal

Simple Bean Salad is a No Cook Side Let us face it. No one regardless of how great your air conditioning is during the summer, you still hesitate turning your stove on to make something. This simple bean salad is a perfect no cook side or a nice vegetarian meal for...

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Making The Southern Staple Fried Green Tomatoes

Making The Southern Staple Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes. One of the dishes folks think about when they think about southern cooking. Whenever I come across them on a menu, I must order them. Now I have to be honest, I do not like fried red tomatoes, but I do like fried green tomatoes. It may have to do...

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Simple Bean Salad for a Side or a Meal

Simple Bean Salad for a Side or a Meal

Simple Bean Salad is a No Cook Side Let us face it. No one regardless of how great your air conditioning is during the summer, you still hesitate turning your stove on to make something. This simple bean salad is a perfect no cook side or a nice vegetarian meal for...

Making The Southern Staple Fried Green Tomatoes

Making The Southern Staple Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes. One of the dishes folks think about when they think about southern cooking. Whenever I come across them on a menu, I must order them. Now I have to be honest, I do not like fried red tomatoes, but I do like fried green tomatoes. It may have to do...

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Balls over Rice Sticks

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Balls over Rice Sticks

Worth the Effort Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Balls over Rice Sticks Growing up in Newark, Delaware, there was a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon. It was my first exposure to Vietnamese food over thirty years ago now. It started my love affair with southeast...

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Flounder on a bed of mushrooms

Flounder on a bed of mushrooms

Super Simple and Sexy Flounder on a Bed of Mushrooms Got your attention with super simple and sexy. I don't know how long I have had this recipe for flounder. Believe I picked it up while in the Netherlands either a fish monger or the Albert Heijn grocery store. The...

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Not Your Granny’s Irish Beef Stew

Not Your Granny’s Irish Beef Stew

Seriously Not Your Granny's Irish Beef Stew Unless your granny puts beef and wine in her Irish beef stew. My Irish Granny would never have put alcohol in any food. OK maybe a drop of sherry in the trifle, but that's about it. My Mom did not cook with alcohol, either....

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The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

The Best Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas this side of the Mexican State of Michoacán For us, a mark of a good Mexican restaurant in the US is how they prepare pork carnitas. Recently we have had trouble finding good carnitas so I decided to make them myself. My first...

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Easy Quick Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Easy Quick Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vegetarian French Onion Soup from Your Pantry It seemed a waste to throw out homemade baguette, but it was stale. And stale baguettes are not very nice. Unless you repurpose them to use as rocks or bats. What to do? Make vegetarian French onion soup. It is a great...

No Waste Banana Bread

No Waste Banana Bread

Overripe Bananas? Make Banana Bread Got overripe bananas sitting on your countertop? The ones you meant to eat a week ago or maybe longer. Yes, those. While you maybe tempted to put them in the compost or trash bins, do not. Do not waste them, but instead make banana...

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Lux French Macarons

Lux French Macarons

Making of the Lux French Macarons I seem to be on the French cooking spurt with the baguettes and now macarons. Perhaps that's telling me I need to plan a trip to France. Who wants to send me there for a month or so? For Well Worn Apron of course!  For the art of...

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The Ultimate Brunch Dish Eggs Benedict

The Ultimate Brunch Dish Eggs Benedict

The Ultimate Brunch Dish: Eggs Benedict Stay in your PJs and don't bother to brush your teeth by bringing the ultimate brunch dish of Eggs Benedict to your table. No need to go out and spend $15 when you can make this at home. For us this is a holiday dish I usually...

Lux French Macarons

Lux French Macarons

Making of the Lux French Macarons I seem to be on the French cooking spurt with the baguettes and now macarons. Perhaps that's telling me I need to plan a trip to France. Who wants to send me there for a month or so? For Well Worn Apron of course!  For the art of...














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