Sweet, Pickled Red Onion

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_3775-e1617655091507.jpgThe Goddess adores pickled things and this is a favorite.  These are fast, easy and delicious.  It’s is one of “those” condiments.  You want to have a jar of these beauties in the fridge at all times.  There are so, so, so many ways to use Pickled Red Onions.  Continue reading

Braised Beef with Port, Red Wine, Dried Cherries and Orange

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This is an extraordinary pot roast.  I was thinking about our trip to Portugal and remembering some of the fabulous meals we enjoyed, hence the Port, the oranges and the cherries.  This seemed like just the thing to use for our Zoom dinner with friends to celebrate getting the vaccine.  Everything is relative and one has to find joy in the little things. Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Lamb with Middle Eastern-Flavors

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_3502.jpgI love lamb.  I have always felt that the reason others don’t enjoy it, is because they’ve had over-cooked lamb.  Gray-colored meat is all that appetizing to anyone.  Admittedly, lamb has a distinct flavor and can be a tad gamey…maybe that’s why I like it so much!  Continue reading

Brown Butter Banana Bread with Coffee and Nutella

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_6784-e1617219729973.jpgThe folks over at Leite’s Culinaria posted this terrific sounding Banana Bread with Nutella.  Yes.  Nutella.  And I had a jar of Nutella in the cupboard, and several very ripe bananas just waiting for such a recipe.  But…and you knew there would be a “but”, didn’t you?  Because The Goddess can never, ever just leave a recipe alone.  This time, I think you’ll be very happy that she didn’t! Continue reading

Parsnip-Pear Bisque with Bleu Cheese

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_4346.jpgI enjoyed this lovely soup at the Worcester Museum of Art, in Massachusetts.  Their café is a lovely place for lunch and their signature Pear and Wild Mushroom Soup is a must try it.  It just stood out, so how could I not try it?  Oh, I’m so happy I did, because it’s absolutely delicious.  And is the inspiration for this lovely elixir. Continue reading

Farmhouse Cabbage, Potato and Bacon Chowder

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_4242.jpgMy mother used to make this soup.  I have vivid memories of coming home from school, walking into the kitchen and the heavenly scent of this soup, wafting through the room…really, through the whole house!  It’s such an autumn or winter soup.  It just tastes nourishing.  Continue reading

Celery, Date and Almond Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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We tend to overlook celery much too often.  Oh sure, we eat celery stick with Buffalo wings and on veggie trays with dips.  But they don’t really let celery shine, do they?  In this salad, celery has the starring roll. This is delicious for a dinner party and is best made several hours before serving.  Trust me when I tell you, your guests will want more! Continue reading

Pierogi Lasagne

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The Goddess has never met a potato she doesn’t like…you too?  And mashed potatoes offer the most amazing amount of comfort to her.  I think they do to many people.  If you’re a purest, then take a look at Mashed Potato PerfectionContinue reading

Great Depression Chocolate Cake – Updated

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_4604-e1612293090234.jpgDepression Chocolate Cake reaches back to a time when, with very little, people made some pretty delicious things…necessity being the Mother of Invention and all.  This is one of those delicious things.  Continue reading

Sicilian Fish with Onions, Peppers, Raisins and Olives

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_3539.jpgSicilian cooking is really fusion cooking.  The Moors were in Sicily in the 10th and 11th centuries, and they brought all kinds of good things, like, apricots, sugar, citrus, sweet melons, rice, saffron, raisins, nutmeg, clove, pepper, pine nuts and cinnamon.  This recipe is sort of an homage to the Moorish presence. Continue reading