Jalfrezi Stir Fry with Paneer


Yesterday, we got several glimpses of the Solar Eclipse through the heavy cloud coverage, with the help of our iPhones as buffers. Amy took several photos, BLIND I might add, and this one is my favorite. I love the contrast of the clouds and light with the Eclipse shining through. Magical! As soon as we…

Amy’s Semolina Spaghetti


  I’ve been allowed to make our handmade pasta recipe once just to know how and then it was quickly and expertly back in the hands of the dough whisperer (who felt a little cheated by the previous night’s zoodles). We’ve been working on perfecting a Kolache recipe (details to follow) for a while now,…

Slow Cooker Braised Turkey Meatballs with Spiralized Zucchini


I love turkey and was quite delighted when Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market started carrying farm raised turkey products. After Thanksgiving, I can now find ground turkey, smoked turkey, turkey legs and breasts available. For me turkey isn’t just a Thanksgiving entree. Slow roasted or smoked, medium-thin sliced turkey breast is my go to sandwich or lettuce…

Summer Rolls with Lemongrass Ginger Shrimp


    Saturday, Harvest Ridge Winery hosted another Wine Pick Up Party for club members. We don’t always make it down to Marydel for every pick up party, but when we can make it we always have a great time. This month’s wine pack included: Blue Line White, a crisp, semi-dry, refreshing white wine Blue…

Vermicelli Stir Fry with Tofu, Lemongrass, and Holy Basil


It’s been more than a year since I visited Newark Farmer’s Market, and we kind of went Christmas morning crazy this past Saturday while shopping there. The cart was loaded down with a variety of rice, bulk spices, dried chilies, oils, vinegars, wild caught shrimp, herbs, and vegetables. We cased the entire store in childlike…

Revamped East Texas Chicken Spaghetti


  Over the first 20 or so years of my life, I consumed dozens of East Texas casseroles at one potluck or another. Everything from Tater Tot Casserole to Broccoli Cheese & Rice Casserole to Hominy & Cheese Casserole to Cornbread Dressing. Nearly every casserole had two things in common: Velveeta cheese and Campbell’s Condensed…

Aspiring Home Canner


For the past several months I’ve been experimenting with incredibly basic canning techniques. Refrigerator pickles and hot peppers is as far as I’ve gotten, but I have attended one demonstration with a pressure canner, thanks to a couple of dear friends, and my confidence is building. In the near future, my goal is to can…

Steak & Green Bean Frites


Herman’s Meat Shop in Newark, DE is the only place we purchase steaks from anymore. They are a masterfully talented butcher shop with the most down-to-earth, kind and attentive staff you’ll ever meet. I always hope there will be a bit of a wait for my order, as I love to stand off to the…

Potato Mushroom Curry


So, what to do with one Russet potato and button mushrooms? Curry! I often will utilize an odd array of veggies into an Indian inspired recipe. With a few good spices on hand, such as curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, cardamom pods, mustard and cumin seeds, a warm and fragrant last minute dish can be…

Beer Battered Cod with Hushpuppies


  This pub style fish fry had both of us in the kitchen mixing and whipping up crunchy delights last night. We usually head over to Stoney’s British Pub in Wilmington whenever the fish & chips craving hits us, but since I’ve never made a beer batter before I wanted to try this recipe out…