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!

Mushroom Lentil Stew

Mushroom Lentil Stew

Mushroom Lentil Stew Over Mashed Potatoes This mushroom lentil stew will have your meat lovers thinking they are eating a hearty meaty meal. It is a perfect dinner on a wintery night. While it is hearty and meaty, the meaty part is the combination of lentils and...

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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Newport’s Lobster Rolls

Newport’s Lobster Rolls

In Search for Newport's Best Lobster Rolls As many of you know, I am moving to Newport, Rhode Island shortly. We recently went up to Newport to scout it out. That is a whole another story filled with drama. And I am not a mama for the drama so I will spare you most of...

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Hurricane Matthew Flooding Recovery

Hurricane Matthew Flooding Recovery

Hurricane Matthew Flooding Recovery Destruction from Hurricane Matthew flooding as far as the eye can see, yet people are hopeful. People are in recovery mode. They are returning to their homes. Families and volunteers are helping clean out homes while waiting to...

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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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Imam Bayildi Turkish Eggplant Tomato Casserole

Imam Bayildi Turkish Eggplant Tomato Casserole

Turkish Eggplant Tomato Casserole One of my favorite vegetables is eggplant. I am always looking for new ways to cook eggplant. I can never eat enough of Turkish cuisine. It is one of the cuisines I hope to explore more of in the future to cook. So when I came...

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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...

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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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 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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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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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...

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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