Pan-Fried Oysters with Homemade Tartar Sauce

I know not everyone likes oysters. I, however, am not one of those people. Oysters are one of my favorite foods, raw or cooked! This is the time of year for cooked oysters, so I went to one of the local fishmongers for a few. Since i happened to have everything I needed to makeContinue reading “Pan-Fried Oysters with Homemade Tartar Sauce”

Run to Stay Warm 2022

Today was a fun day outside. Every year there is a Run to Stay Warm race. You can do a 5k, 10k, or a half marathon. Proceeds go toward helping people pay their electricity bills, specifically people who are in financial hardship at risk of having their electricity shut off. I showed up early… waaaayContinue reading “Run to Stay Warm 2022”

Egg Salad Sandwich (Paleo/Keto/Delicious)

Has this blog turned into a food blog? Maybe… temporarily… First: I MADE MAYONNAISE! I’ve tried it before, have failed miserably and wasted eggs and oil. This time was different. This time I followed the very easy instructions in The Primal Gourmet Cookbook. Voila! Mayo! Not only that, but it is delicious! I think I’mContinue reading “Egg Salad Sandwich (Paleo/Keto/Delicious)”

Beef Stroganoff in Acorn Squash

I have made beef stroganoff many times, and I’m not sure I’ve ever followed a recipe. It’s a little different each time, and always delicious. How can you go wrong with meat, mushrooms, and cream? Well… I suppose things can go very wrong. But not with beef stroganoff! Going for the healthier option, I gotContinue reading “Beef Stroganoff in Acorn Squash”

Turkish Eggs, Post-Workout

I feel the need to warn you: The end of this post contains very pretty food. I love eating pretty, colorful food! It seems like it just tastes better. This is an unusual recipe, at least where I’m from. I tried it several years ago and was happy to go for it again. I gotContinue reading “Turkish Eggs, Post-Workout”

A Tribute to Sue Grafton & Kinsey Millhone (plus some ramblings)

Sue Grafton is one of my favorite writers. She died in 2017, but not before writing what is known as the “alphabet mysteries. It started with “A is for Alibi,” and went to “Y is for Yesterday,” coming out the year she died. I read somewhere her family says the letter z doesn’t exist inContinue reading “A Tribute to Sue Grafton & Kinsey Millhone (plus some ramblings)”

Galinhada: A Traditional Dish From Brazil

It was time to make another international dish in our household! This time, a friend, Faythe, chose Brazil for us. After a little research, galinhada became an obvious YES! One of the steps was to put the saffron threads in hot water to let them dissolve and make saffron water. I’ve never done that before,Continue reading “Galinhada: A Traditional Dish From Brazil”

Beshbarmak: Kazakhstan‘s National Dish

When my husband and I pick the two dishes we want for our international dinners, he picks one and I pick the other. (Usually, I get inspiration from friends and/or family.) This month, my husband thought about it for a moment, then said, “Kazakhstan!” almost triumphantly. The first thing I thought was, “Fine with me,Continue reading “Beshbarmak: Kazakhstan‘s National Dish”