01 October 2014

Virtual Supper Club's Homage to Wine Country



When you think about wine country, images of France, California, Australia, Germany, or Italy may come to mind. For me, it's always Italy that comes to mind first. I love Italian cuisine and this meal is one of my all time Fall favorites. I play with the concept of saltimbocca and a side of delicious seasonal polenta for this month's Virtual Supper Club theme. Jerry has asked the club members to dish up a tribute to wine country and we have all done our best! While I am having this polenta with pork saltimbocca, Jerry has made a gorgeous Roasted Breast of Chicken with Pinot Noir Sauce. I think my pumpkin sage polenta will complement ! Let's see what else is on the menu!

25 September 2014

Beef and Bacon Pie - Classic Pub Food



The rant is nothing new here. Sit me down with a good bottle of beer and a good plate of pub food and I am in heaven. Well folks, here you go with another in my list of great recipes for pub fare.

24 September 2014

Random Recipes - Crusty White Bread


... a return to Random Recipes brings me to an artisan bread worthy of a good soup ...

22 September 2014

Triple Apple Cake


Look at this sticky, sweet/tart cake ! I was originally thinking that it should be served warm with a  big gob of vanilla ice cream along side, but ...

06 September 2014

An Aside ...


The quilting obsession is humming right along, thank-you. This is the latest completed project - 'Contrary Wife' quilt pattern, made into a fifty inch square lap quilt with a zigzag 'prairie points' edging.  I'm loving the blue, gold, and white palette ... and can't decide if I want to convert this to a wall hanging for my living room or use it as a couch quilt.

05 September 2014

Late Summer Breakfast



Broiled Peaches and Blackberries with Mascarpone Cheese

27 August 2014

Chive-y Cheddar Bread



I know what you're thinking ..."What the heck is she doing baking bread during the hottest week of the summer?"  It was six o'clock in the cool of the morning when I got the idea ... no, urge.

23 August 2014

Katherine Hepburn's Brownies and a Nice Little Story


Awhile back, I was poking around on the Internet looking for different brownie recipes when I came across one for 'Katherine Hepburn's Brownies'. Hmmm. What would they be like, I asked myself. Following the link, I found it tracked back to a New York Times food column with a basic cocoa and butter based recipe for an 8 x 8 inch pan-sized batch of chocolate bliss. A super moist and densely sweet dark brownie that's made with very little flour.



Just my kind of chocolate treat. Served with a dollop of ice cream, I could be in cocoa heaven ... so I'm making another batch of these brownies for a homecoming picnic that we're having at the house this weekend.