My pressure cooker does not get a summer vacation. Seriously! How else can you cook tasty meals without heating up the house or demanding lots of time?
The best place to enjoy evening, in my book, is the screened porch. You can feel all the fresh breezes, watch swans on the lake, hear the birds and frogs, and not be bothered by mosquitoes.
There are days when I cannot be in the kitchen — too much work to do, no propane for the grill, or choosing to visit with company outdoors instead of hanging out in the kitchen.
As I was mixing this seasoning blend up the other day, one of my piano students came for lessons. His first words were, “Mmmm. Your house smells so good!”
Different cultures celebrate New Year’s Day on different dates – anywhere from January to October. BUT — why not celebrate a new every day? If you use nice dishes, light a candle, and share a meal with someone you love, every day is a holiday.
I love glass – cut glass, lead glass, blown glass, milk glass, pressed glass, depression glass, and so on. I have an odd collection of family pieces, gifts from Sweden, and flea market finds.
A line in one of our favourite holiday movies is:
“Pesto is passé!”
No way. Not possible.
Some people – like me – need to eat often. And I really like to eat. 🙂 But way too often I feel empty again not too long after eating. Enter: Quinoa!
My guest chef for the week is Gabby. She is the sparkliest, sweetest, smartest, funnest girl I know. Gabby is also an excellent sous chef. The crowning glory of our dinner was the refreshing orange julius.
Have you ever noticed that the hotter the climate, the hotter the food? There are several reasons for this – protecting people from spoiling food, stimulating appetite in hot weather, and increasing metabolism to induce sweating so you feel cooler.