Here is a simple and tasty stir fry recipe for you! When I put this dish together I did not have a ton of vegetables on hand. This goes to show that even just a few fresh ingredients can come together into a wonderful meal. Ingredients 1 shallot1 onion1 clove garlic2 peppers about 2 lbs … Continue reading Chicken and rainbow pepper stir fry with rice
This pork roast is a recipe I learned to make when I was living in Slovenia, and I have adapted it a just a bit. It is quite easy to prepare and always comes out wonderful and full of flavor. Ingredients about 3 lb pork roast (I used two smaller roasts)6-8 large cloves garlic2 Tbsp … Continue reading Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic
This recipe is really amazing: creamy, savory, satisfying. Ingredients 1 "glug" oil1 Tbsp butter2 shallotsabout 2 lbs chicken breast, sliced thin15 baby bella mushrooms30 small dried sage leaves, crumbled1/3 to 1/2 cup white winepepper, to tastesalt, to taste1/2 cup sour creamgreen onion, chopped small, for garnish Instructions Slice the shallots into thin pieces, and sautee … Continue reading Creamy chicken and mushrooms with sage
Lamb has been on my mind for a while. That is, I've been wanting to buy some lamb and prepare some kind of lamb dish. At least where I live, though, lamb is one of the more expensive kinds of meat to buy, so I was holding off. A few days ago I found a … Continue reading Mediterranean inspired lamb chops with rice and cucumber yogurt sauce
The number of times I've thought back to that amazing concoction of rice and spinach made by a Veneto province local is uncertain. What isn't uncertain is how wonderful it was.Thinking back, I can still see it in my mind's eye... I can almost taste it still. So, I recreated the dish. I'm not 100% … Continue reading Easy Venice-inspired rice and spinach
This salad is very refreshing and also slightly sweet. I learned the recipe from a woman while I was staying temporarily in Belgrade, Serbia for a few weeks, although originally she had gotten it from a Polish lady. Now it's yours, as well! Ingredients carrotsapplesyellow raisinssugarlemon juice Instructions Add about 1/2 - 1 Tbsp sugar … Continue reading Carrot apple salad with lemon dressing
Some years ago there was a sumptuous banquet in a place far away. The banquet was found in a land of mountainous beauty, and the meal echoed that beauty with its rich and abundant fare. A little house in the Piedmont region of Italy.* In other words, I attended a lovely dinner party in the … Continue reading Risotto recipe: plain, simple, and distinctive
This delightful pasta dish is rich and flavorful and boasts toasted walnuts, shallots and the zing of cranberries.
Roasted butternut squash with shallot-mandarin orange dressing: so rich, lightly sweet, and satisfying.
There wasn't much time to make dinner today, and I started preparations quite late. Not knowing how long my daughter would hold out before being desperate for food, I needed to come up with a quick dinner idea. I made a variation on a dish I created a few years back. It is a simple … Continue reading Purple and white potatoes with ground beef and sour cream