Category Archives: winter

mugs of ginger shrub green tea

Ginger Shrub Green Tea

February 6, 2024

mugs of ginger shrub green tea

The height of cold and flu season is here. With this in mind, let me offer you cold weather comfort with this beverage. Whether or not you feel puny, this warming cup soothes the soul . Continue reading

sesame sake apple cocktail

Sesame Sake Apple Cocktail

January 9, 2024

sesame sake apple cocktail

 

The merits of winter come together in this Sesame Sake Apple Cocktail. Sesame, dark and rich, savory in contrast to the spare sweetness of this drink. Sake, often served warm with tasty dishes. Apple brandy, from the fruit that begins its journey in autumn and delights with crunch and versatility all winter long. A nip of tart fresh lemon juice makes this cool beverage a symphony of all the flavors. Continue reading

dipping into creamy black eye pea dip

Creamy Black Eye Pea Dip

December 27, 2023

dipping into creamy black eye pea dip

A new year begins in less than one week. Good luck comes in the form of delicious food, particularly if the food in question is black eye peas. This Creamy Black Eye Pea Dip with southwest flair comes at the perfect time for sharing your kitchen with ones you love. Continue reading

closeup lemon apple butter chicken

Lemon Apple Butter Chicken

December 13, 2023

closeup lemon apple butter chicken

The slow cooker is your time-saving friend all year long. Especially during the end of year holiday rush. You eat and feel better when meals are homemade. Attend holiday events and join shoppers knowing that this Lemon Apple Butter Chicken awaits you at home. Continue reading

platter of red quinoa halloumi salad

Red Quinoa Halloumi Salad

February 28, 2023

platter of red quinoa halloumi salad

Light meals are not just for warmer weather. Above all, we always crave colorful crunchy platters of protein loaded with fruits and veggies. Winter fruits and vegetables make lovely salads. Continue reading

entire kale potato gratin

Kale Potato Gratin

February 14, 2023

entire kale potato gratin

 

It’s Valentine’s Day and I will honor my main squeeze The Potato. As usual, my goal is to sneak veggies and fruits into most recipes. Hence the kale. I bet even the most ardent potato fans will go for this silky gratin. Continue reading

bowl of navy bean potato soup

Navy Bean Potato Soup

January 3, 2023

bowl of navy bean potato soup

The temperature drops to 9 degrees at night and I say ” I guess it’s now soup weather”. The temperature rises back to the 70s and I repeat that statement. In this kitchen, it’s aways a good time for a steaming hot bowl of soup. Continue reading

bowl of mediterranean black eye pea salad

Mediterranean Black Eye Pea Salad

December 20, 2022

bowl of mediterranean black eye pea salad

The new year begins in less than two weeks. Are you ready? Got something fizzy for New Year’s Eve? The celebration is complete with good luck food on New Year’s Day. In past years I’ve published dishes with black eye peas, the southern symbol of good luck. They resemble little coins. Paired with something green and gold, the money symbolism inherent in these tasty peas is obvious. Continue reading

glasses of cranberry apple brandy cocktail

Cranberry Apple Brandy Cocktail

november 21, 2022

glasses of cranberry apple brandy cocktail

 

Holiday entertaining season begins this week. Here’s a refreshing beverage to accompany your homemade appetizers. ┬áThis Cranberry Apple Brandy Cocktail hits all the right notes and goes with everything. Continue reading