Creamy chicken and mushrooms with sage

Creamy chicken with mushrooms and sage

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

Day at the greenhouse: tropical escape

Gorgeous white orchids with yellow throats

This morning my daughter, husband and I went to the local botanical gardens where there is a very large greenhouse. We love to go there in the winter because the lushness, flowers, and warm earthy scent are so rejuvenating and can't be found outdoors. Being there really does feel like stepping into a tropical paradise, … Continue reading Day at the greenhouse: tropical escape

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Some people make lists before going shopping for groceries. I often do that. Yet, I don't write a fully detailed list. Sometimes, for example, I'll put down "fruit", or "vegetables". The fact is, while I do have a few items already planned out to buy, I like to browse at the grocery store, see what … Continue reading Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Cranberry orange sweet bread has been a staple at our family Thanksgiving meals for as long as I can remember. While we always baked it for Thanksgiving, I think it would make a lovely addition to any winter celebration table, as well. Recently I asked my mother where she had gotten this recipe from, as … Continue reading Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Getting through post-holiday blues

Welcome to 2019 dear friends, family, and fellow-people! Christmas is my favorite holiday: it's filled with joyful memories, cheerful celebrations and it really just feels like a magical time. Moving into the new year after a time of festivity and time-off can be challenging. The weather may or may not be damp, cold or dreary … Continue reading Getting through post-holiday blues

Mediterranean inspired lamb chops with rice and cucumber yogurt sauce

Plate of lamb chops, rice and yogurt cucumber sauce

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

Fraisier cake: a Christmas adaptation

This Christmas I decided to make a fraisier cake. Generally it is a traditional French birthday cake, and is a bit more summery in style than many Christmas cakes. Yet, modern life allows us to find strawberries during pretty much any season of the year, so I was able to put this cake together despite … Continue reading Fraisier cake: a Christmas adaptation

Being okay with the everyday

I can hear laughing in the background.  Well, not really. I can imagine laughter in the background. Why? To be honest, I am not always "okay with the everyday". While from my exterior I might simply appear sweet and kind (which sure, I am), I am actually a highly competitive person, too. A cabled sweater I … Continue reading Being okay with the everyday