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!

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...

72 Hours Chico California

72 Hours Chico California

A quick visit to Chico, California Thanks to my profession, I have the opportunity to travel. The Butte College Small Business Development Center in Chico, CA, asked me to keynote their 18th Annual Women in Business event. I was so happy to not only speak on topics I...

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Tokyo Express Sushi

Tokyo Express Sushi

Sushi Craving   It was a hot lazy Saturday afternoon. Perfect afternoon for sushi. We had been very busy all morning. Busier than usual on a Saturday. It was way after lunchtime and none of us were in the mood to make anything. I was in the mood for something...

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New Bern Sunset Sailboat Cruise

New Bern Sunset Sailboat Cruise

New Bern Sunset Sailboat Cruise There is something about the water that draws me to it. So when I had an opportunity to take a sunset sailboard cruise in New Bern, North Carolina, I had to do it. What a nice way to spend an evening but sailing the Neuse River while...

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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 Pasta Salad

Simple Pasta Salad

Simple Pasta Salad for the Summer It is the dead of summer where there is no escaping the heat and humidity. Too hot to grill even to grill. No one really wants to turn on the stove especially in the afternoon. I am no exception. Even boiling water feels too much....

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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...

Simple Pasta Salad

Simple Pasta Salad

Simple Pasta Salad for the Summer It is the dead of summer where there is no escaping the heat and humidity. Too hot to grill even to grill. No one really wants to turn on the stove especially in the afternoon. I am no exception. Even boiling water feels too much....

Go wild on Taco Tuesday with Fish Tacos

Go wild on Taco Tuesday with Fish Tacos

Go wild on Taco Tuesday with Fish Tacos Not only for Taco Tuesday, but maybe Fish Friday, these fish tacos will satisfy everyone. We've never done Taco Tuesday in our house. The local Mexican place offers $1 tacos on Tuesdays.  We would go and eat our tacos, but...

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Slow Cooker Portuguese-style Seafood Soup

Slow Cooker Portuguese-style Seafood Soup

Slow Cooker Portuguese-style Seafood Soup Nothing is nicer than a hearty soup as the weather cools to fall then winter. Slow Cooker Portuguese-style Seafood Soup is a recipe that will warm your insides. The aroma coming from this recipe in the slow cooker says,...

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Simple and Tasty Slow Cooker Butter Chicken This recipe of slow cooker butter chicken has become a staple in our house when we fancy an Indian curry meal. It is simple and tasty. And it is good enough to serve to company. In fact that is what I served recently. We...

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Stressfree Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Pork

Stressfree Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Pork Goodness   Making dinner easy is priority during busy times. And that's where slow cooker sweet spicy pork eases your stress. Weekends tend to get busy around the holidays here no matter how much we try to keep things simple. Same for...

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Rosemary French Lentil Sausage Stew

Rosemary French Lentil Sausage Stew

Fabulous French Lentil Sausage Stew with Rosemary Seriously. This recipe for French Lentil Sausage Stew is fabulous. And addictive. When I make it, I cannot get enough of it and can sit in front of the pan with a big spoon just eating it. The worst thing I can do is...

Dutch Speculaas Cookies for Sinter Klaas

Dutch Speculaas Cookies for Sinter Klaas

A Dutch Treat of Speculaas Cookies for Sinter Klaas While you can buy Speculaas cookies at many grocery stores in the US now, there is something about making them at home. It makes it special. Speculaas are Dutch spice cookies that are flavorful, but not overly sweet....

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The Ugliest Black Forrest Roll Cake Ever

The Ugliest Black Forrest Roll Cake Ever

The Ugliest Black Forrest Roll Cake Ever Yes, this is the ugliest Black Forrest Roll Cake ever. In my defense, it was my first time making a jelly roll cake. The whole roll party is what did me in. Let's just say I won't winning any bake-off. Mary and Paul would have...

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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...

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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