I got pork chops out of the freezer the other day. I’m not a huge pork chop fan, so when I cook them I always doctor them up. Spice rubs are good. And marinades are great.
If you browse my Instagram, you’ll see some pics of the herbs that I’m growing on our new deck (there are pics of that too). The neglected sage was brought up to sit near the kitchen door and has been beckoning me to use it. So I agreed & grabbed a fistful of leaves (plus a little of my sprouting parsley & some thyme). Continue reading →
20 years ago, my soon to be husband and I found ourselves walking through the doors of a new (to us) church. Well, actually we walked through the doors of a local public school where this church met at the time. What we knew about Mennonites couldn’t fill a bonnet. Having been through St. Jacobs, where many Old Order Mennonites live, we didn’t know that not all Mennonites live the horse and buggy life. We soon learned.
Those of you who have followed me here from my previous blog, or Twitter, are familiar with my ladies “gourmet” nights. For years now I have gotten together every month or two with a group of friends to share great food. The way it works is thus: The hostess sets the menu, with or without a theme, and hands out the recipes to the group. Each participant is responsible for making and bringing her assigned dish as written. These are usually not recipes the hostess has tried before, and they give us all the opportunity to try new foods. We’ve enjoyed salt cod fritters, lemon feather tall cake, caviar, northern African, south American, all manner of Asian, Greek, Italian, seasonal, local, healthy, fried, festive and exotic foods.