Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

  Cranberry Chutney – A Multipurpose Condiment Most American holiday tables from Thanksgiving to Christmas have some sort of cranberry dish. I grew up the jellied kind that came out of a can. Just slice it up and serve it. Sometimes my Mom would make a cranberry...
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

 A Fresh Classic Beef Bourguignon Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon is simple and elegant   While I use my slow cooker year round, the fall and winter are the perfect times to use the slow cooker. And the perfect time for the French classic of bistros, Beef Bourguignon....
Perfect Roasted Potatoes

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

Yes, Perfect Roasted Potatoes. Growing up with an Irish mother, roasted potatoes were served on a regular basis along with boiled potatoes. Bisto Gravy was a must in our house. Getting perfect roasted potatoes can be very difficult. I know since growing up, I had...
Braised Chicken Tomato Red Lentils

Braised Chicken Tomato Red Lentils

One-Pot Chicken Dinner?   Looking for a one-pot dinner to serve on a cold winter’s night? Braised Chicken Tomato Red Lentils fits the bill. It is a healthy and hearty. And an easy dish to make within 45 mins. Doable on a busy weekday. Since moving to Newport,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I stop at Farmers Markets

I stop at Farmers Markets

Brake for Farmers Markets I know I do whenever I get a chance. I spent the morning wandering through a farmers market on the Northern Neck of Virginia. In our move up the East Coast, I am enjoying the regional food culture of wherever we are staying. The Northern Neck...

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