Thursday, October 01, 2015

Preparing for Joaquin

Since I am, like many on the East Coast, preparing for Joaquin and its possible effects over the next several days,  I wanted to repost so tips I have on preparing for any kind of storm. While preparation is the best way to make sure you minimize damage and inconvenience, if you are told to evacuate,please do so. Make sure that your preparations are n line with the warnings for your area, and stay informed- these kinds of storms are very unpredictable and can change for good or ill in a very small time.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday FotoPost: BBQ at Border Station

I really love complex dishes and exotic ingredients, but sometimes, simple food done well can be the most delicious.  On a trip to North Carolina to grab some fireworks for July 4th my husband and I hit the jackpot-  BBQ special night.  Take a look at all the food we got (+ refillable drinks) and then look at the receipt!

Friday, March 06, 2015

FridayFoto Post - Breaking Borders brings Adversaries to the Table

I had a great opportunity to interview Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef winner about his new show Breaking Borders on the Travel Channel.  This photo is from the first episode airing March 15 where he beings Palestinians and Jewish settlers together for a dinner on the West Bank. It is really eye-opening.

Friday, February 27, 2015

FridayFoto Post - Hasselbeck Potatoes without the Hassle

I only learned about these potatoes in the last year , and was so fortunate to see a video of how to make the thin slices without cutting through- place the potatoes on a wooden spoon and cut down.  The rim of the spoon will stop you and you can have hassle-free Hasselbeck potatoes- crisp and yummy!

Friday, February 20, 2015

FridayFoto Post - Pinterest Hybrid Thai Turkey Meatball Soup

Seriously it has been cold as balls here for the last week, so I made a meatball soup with turkey meatballs that was a hybrid of a couple of Pinterest ideas- it turned out amazing and the broth would, as my dad used to say "make your tongue slap your brains out"  Here's the recipe - if you can call it that:

Thai Turkey Meatball Soup

4 cups chicken broth or stock
1 can coconut milk
2  star anise
red pepper flakes to taste
1 tbsp fish sauce

Put broth in crockpot and let cook on low for 4 hours to meld flavors.  Fish out star anise and add the following:

1 bag turkey meatballs, 2 cups leaf spinach (I used frozen since that is what I had but I know that 4 cups of fresh would be better), 2 cups corn kernals Let cook another 3 hours on low and then serve-It was delicious!!!! Perfect for these cold winter days ut not as heavy as some other soups.

Friday, February 06, 2015

FridayFoto Post - Taco Tuesday

My Daughter surprised me with Taco Tuesday dinner complete with drinks, kicked up a notch.  Here are her tequila chicken tacos!!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

FridayFoto Post - Apple Cider Doughnuts

On a visit to see my Mom in Winchester, VA we went to an orchard/farm market on the way out of town- Marker-Miller Orchard. We saw a huge line, and found out that they made fresh Apple Cider Doughnuts and so we followed the line halfway around the store and waited as tray after tray of these warm beauties came out until it was our turn- totally worth it, the smell alone was heavenly!!!!