“Stewed” anything is an ugly word in the English language. When you stew something, you basically cook it slowly – in its own juices – which brings amazing flavour to any dish. But in Swedish, “stuvning” introduces other lovely liquids to enhance. Like CREAM.
As a child, I was aware of what it meant to be frugal. My grandmother would patch holes in plastic bread bags so she could use them for months. My sisters and I were encouraged to put money into “the trip fund” instead of buying something superfluous like potato chips. Mom sewed all of our clothes – even underwear – and hand-me-downs were commonplace.
Frugality may very well be hereditary.
This is the time of year when we entertain more often than usual. It is always a challenge to figure out what to serve for brunch that will please kids, adults, and seniors – and not wear out the cook. Try this pizza! It’s easy, special, pretty, satisfying, and oh so yummy!
As a child of school teacher parents, summer vacation means TRAVELING. That is precisely what I am doing right now, and this post marks the beginning of my Guest Chef summer series.
I am a morning person. Always have been. A cup of coffee, sunrise, the Word of God, complete silence, and a piece of chocolate makes a perfect morning for me.
Springtime. New life. Light evenings. Fresh breezes. Pussy willows. Daffodils. Campfires. And frost boil-jumping. What? Yes, that is one of my favourite activities in the spring.