Tomatoes

There is not a hope in hell that I can’t blog about tomatoes. Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them? My husband says we have tomatoes in some form or other every day…hmmm…he’s probably right. I can’t help it. I have always been addicted to the… Continue Reading…

Lunch In Firenze

On our second morning in Florence a few years ago, we visited the Mercato Centrale, a totally amazing place. We were amazed at the fabulous fruits and veggies available; it’s a cooks heaven! The selection of fish, meats, fresh pastas and breads was outstanding. There was a stall devoted to nothing but selling offal! I thought the Mercato made… Continue Reading…

An English Pub Lunch?

We were in London for a week in 2010 and other than being at Heathrow on previous trips, it was my very first time in England. Me…the English history nut! So, what’s one of the first things you want to do on your first morning in London other than leaving our rented apartment? Going for… Continue Reading…

DEM BONES

It’s the trendy thing these days that’s good for you and I’m not talking kale! It’s… the envelope please “Bone Broth”…that’s right, it all begins with bones roasted then simmered with water, veggies and a bit of apple cider vinegar, for hours and hours. The Wild Game Co. pop-up in London has bone broth on… Continue Reading…

It’s Time To Ramp It Up!

They’re back! It’s the season again for ramps aka: wild leeks. For a time I thought they only grew wild in the eastern U.S. Surprise…they grow here! Like some strong cheeses, their “fragrance” is stronger than their taste. If you can get your hands on some, probably at the Farmer’s Markets, or if you are… Continue Reading…

So You Don’t Have The Perfect Kitchen

Me neither!  And no…this is not a photo of our kitchen! Let’s talk reality. We probably won’t have the “great” kitchen unless our lotto numbers come up and we move!  My dad once told me that I cooked wonderful meals without one!  Thanks Dad!  Still… I know, I know, we all stare with envy at the glossy photos and fantasize about… Continue Reading…

Piano, Piano – aka Slowly, Slowly!

That’s how our kitchen renovation is progressing! One wee step at a time! Good thing we started this process in November! A pricey custom kitchen would be wonderful to have and if this were twenty years ago, would be well worth it! So, we opted to go for an IKEA kitchen only to discover the Swedes… Continue Reading…