pineapple macadamia granola bars

pineapple macadamia granola bars

crunchy, chewy and loaded with all your favorites!

Porridge.  That’s the name that was given to our oatmeal.  My Scottish grandmother, Myne, makes porridge every morning for breakfast.  It’s what she gave her children too.  

 

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coq au vin for two

coq au vin for two

gasp! swoon! sigh! it tastes as good as it looks!

At this time of year, soups are the ubiquitous comfort foods that so often find their way onto the table.  Thick, steaming, hearty.  What’s more soothing, soul-warming or gratifying than soup?  I’ll tell you.  Braises.

 

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pink grapefruit bars

pink grapefruit bars

sweet, tangy, eyes-rolled-back-in-your-head good!

Emily came home from college for the weekend!  She says she missed us, but I think she just wanted to do her laundry.  Whatever the reason, we were thrilled to have her back – even for just a few days.

 

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grilled octopus

grilled octopus

crazy good octopus! marinated in a zesty blend of garlic and lemon and flash-grilled to crusty perfection!

I’ve been having a an extra-marital relationship.  With Twitter.  Specifically with someone (he/she — don’t know) who has been writing snappy little responses to some of my tweets.  A back and forth repartee began and it culminated in playing, “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours.

 

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oven roasted asparagus with oranges and pecans

oven roasted asparagus with oranges and pecans

a delicious alternative to steamed asparagus

I’m always looking for new ways to fix vegetables.  Different combinations,  fun flavors and textures.  My inspiration for this started at the farmers market over the weekend.  

 

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