Well Worn Apron Food

Welcome to the Well Worn Apron Food Travel Blog!

 

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!

Spinach Bacon Ravioli

Spinach Bacon Ravioli

Simple Savory Spinach Bacon Ravioli Quick and simple doesn't necessarily mean calling for pizza delivery (though sometimes that is a nice treat). You can make a quick delicious meal that is good on the wallet and the waistline. Spinach Bacon Ravioli is one of those...

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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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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Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi

Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi

Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi with Kale   Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi is one of the only recipe where I can get my guys to eat kale without faces of pure disgust. The menfolk in my house are not fond of kale or any other bitter greens regardless of how it is prepared. You...

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Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi

Nothing Beats Homemade Gnocchi   Being Irish with the DNA test to show I have no southern European genes, pasta came out of a box and the sauce from a jar growing up. Fresh pasta was unknown. In the late 70s and early 80s, my mom learned how to make tomato sauce...

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Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Quick and Easy Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Attempting to lead hardened meat-lovers towards a plant-based diet is difficult. Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes goes a long way in getting them to stop saying, "some chicken would taste nice in this."...

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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...

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...

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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Baked Shrimp in Butter Garlic Lemon Sauce

Baked Shrimp in Butter Garlic Lemon Sauce

Quick Baked Shrimp in Butter Garlic Lemon Sauce Weekday nights can be crazy. Everyone is running around or running late. And everyone is tired. I know there are lots of afternoons I run out of steam to cook dinner, but I still cook. Cooking at home is better for your...

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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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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna

Completely Cheesy Slowcooker Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna Lactose intolerance folks it maybe advised to look away in regards to this very cheesy spinach lasagna. Unless you wish to torture yourself with a recipe with four different cheeses. It is hard to resist the...

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Easy Potato Leek Soup

Easy Potato Leek Soup

Easy Potato Leek Soup Often on the weekends, we will have large filling lunches. When we do, I usually make my easy potato leek soup for dinner. Soup is perfect for a light dinner. It is a filling and satisfying meal. I swear it helps with digestion after the larger...

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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Mary Berry’s Christmas Pavlova

Mary Berry’s Christmas Pavlova

Mary Berry's Christmas Pavlova Mary Berry's Christmas Pavlova is truly a holiday show stopper. While I am not a huge watcher of cooking shows, I enjoy watching The Great British Bake Off. It is a friendly and fun competition. Not like the cooking competition shows in...

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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...

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...














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