Back in the 80’s and 90’s when I was growing up, Chicken Cordon Bleu was like “it”. It was the most elegant, indulgent, “fancy lady food” I knew about.
So I think I am doing quite well at cutting back on my carbs/sugar/white flour intake these past couple of weeks of the new year, but I’m not a robot, and I just can’t turn it off – the want…..no, the need, for good bread, is in my blood.
Did you know that there was such a thing? Only 3 ingredients for a cookie? And not from a pre-mixed bag from the store? I didn’t. Apparently I live under a rock. I do live in Arlington, which is a very small town, but still, I’m obviously not ‘in the know’.
I used to absolutely hate mushrooms. I would pick the tiniest piece of one out of whatever it was in, with utter disdain. Then one day I liked them. I don’t remember what I ate, or who made them, but out of the blue, I decided to like them. I’m so glad I did.
Tomato soup of any kind is such a comfort food. It makes me think of childhood, and grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s simple, rich and full of flavor, and just makes you feel warm and fuzzy on a cold winter’s night.
Happy New Year! I hope each one of you had a wonderful holiday. Whichever holiday it is you celebrate, I hope it was filled with family, friends, good food and fun!
We have 3 healthy, thriving beehives at Scarlett Homestead at the moment and we hope that this coming spring or summer we can increase the amount of hives we have. The more the merrier.
I want to be clear about something. I’m German, but my gyoza is not. There’s nothing German about it. But I’m also not very skilled at Japanese cooking. So my simple gyoza is not authentic Japanese cooking either. I’m a German girl cooking gyoza with very little skill. I just though German Girl Gyoza had a nice ring to it. It’s really a lesson in alliteration for you. I think the word we’re all looking for here now is, anyway…..(thanks Ross).
Merry Christmas Eve friends! If you celebrate Christmas, then you are probably in full holiday swing, starting today.