Feb 16, 2017
It’s month two of the Food in Jars Canning Challenge–and I’m still psyched. This time I’ve made Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon).
Home Cured Gravlax
If you’re not familiar with gravlax, it is (per Wikipedia) “a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by … a dill and mustard sauce, either on bread, or with boiled potatoes.” Continue Reading →
Feb 12, 2017
It’s really my father’s fault. He started delivering Valentine’s Day candy to his (adult) children many years ago. And when his grandkids came along, they got miniature boxes. Hand delivered with love. Talk about feeling special!
Valentines Day Trail Mix
When my father passed away in 2009, I couldn’t let the tradition go. And this year I included something new, Valentines Day Trail Mix!
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Feb 9, 2017
Due to an uncommon family tradition, whenever I think of fondue, I think of New Year’s Eve. For years, instead of going out, we have celebrated quietly–with a holiday film and three fondues in front of the fire. Cheese and meat for dinner, then chocolate fondue for dessert!
Fruit & Chocolate Fondue
But fondue is too much fun to limit to just one night—and chocolate fondue is perfect for Valentine’s Day! So why not melt a little chocolate and pull up some plump ripe strawberries! How many people have chocolate covered strawberries as their favorite Valentine’s Day dessert, after all! Continue Reading →
Feb 5, 2017
I just got a deal on some red peppers! Organic for under $1 each. While I like to “eat local” if I can, I sure won’t pass up an opportunity like this. Time for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers!
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
I used to make meat filled peppers until a lucky “accident”. One day while making my usual recipe, I had some prepared quinoa left over from another meal. I love clearing out my refrigerator, so I swapped out my usual rice for quinoa. As I mixed the ingredients– before adding the meat–I started nibbling. Hmmm, did I even need the meat? Continue Reading →