Monthly Archives: March 2016

Happy Easter

I have completed all of my Easter preparations.  The eggs are hard-boiled and dyed, the Easter baskets are ready to go – including the ones I make for our guests – and I have a few hours before I need … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day – A Little Late

Today we are celebrating St. Patrick’s day; and yes, I know St. Patrick’s day was actually last Thursday.  A number of factors contributed to this tardy celebration. St. Patrick’s Day dawned bright and sunny but not so my husband’s stomach. … Continue reading

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On Sale

I love a bargain. I have no problem buying “ugly” produce or other grocery items at reduced prices.  It may not look pretty but it tastes the same.  My grocery store has an endcap that holds nothing but a limited … Continue reading

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Lent + Friday = No Meat

We are well into Lent and that means every Friday we have a meatless meal.  So far the Friday menus have included fish of some sort – Stuffed trout, Cioppino, Salmon filets – you get the drift.  Tonight I am … Continue reading

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Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

Even though the weather is more April like than March; we’re still not ready to give up our more traditionally winter dishes.  Tonight I am making short ribs braised in red wine. They will be served over fried egg noodles … Continue reading

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