Ham and Cheese Scones with Sauteed Greens

It’s a snowy day here in Wyoming – perfect condition to stay in and bake! The oven warmed the kitchen and delivered a heavenly smell that will linger throughout the day… Whether you are basking in the sun (Okinawa and Arizona peeps) or you’re dealing with your own blustery winter, this scone-spinach combination is perfect…

Hussar’s Pickled Beans

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Hussar’s Beans ? ? Ok folks ~ my dear friends Jeff and Sharon shared this phenomenal pickled green bean recipe with me several years ago… Seeing how its the canning and “putting up” time of year, thought I’d make them for you and share.  They are crisp, slightly spicy and seasoned…

Bowled Over…

The month of January brought about a big change for me. I am a preacher of taking care of self… unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I am a practitioner of this. In fact, I had to take a leave of absence from my job in order to exercise care of self. I had put my…

Eating Adventures in Asia

My journey through Asia has almost come to an end. The gift of travel is a generous one; the gift of food is downright delectable; the gift of learning about, and living in Okinawa has left me tearfully humble and grateful for the experience. We have had a tremendous time, and with every culinary discovery…

green is the new orange…

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Hey, if a tv show can do it (Orange is the New Black – a Netflix Original series), so can I!  This, however, is not another episode of Piper Kerman’s memoir-turned-tv-show, but a tribute to an island. Okinawa, that is. I visited the local fruit market yesterday, and walked away with…

Poke, Okinawa Style

One of T’s first trips to the island of Hawaii, had him excitedly exclaiming over the turtles, the mango (they’re just falling on the ground!!!), and poke. The base had free goggles, with prescription lenses, so he had an up-close encounter with a green sea turtle, lazily munching away. The poke is made with sushi-grade…

Shishito Peppers, Goat’s Cheese and Crusty Bread

According to Wikipedia, Shishito pepper is a sweet, East Asian variety of the species Capsicum annuum. It is known as kkwari-gochu in Korea due to its wrinkled surface resembling ground cherries. Looking for a great appetizer or light dinner to savor the last of the summer nights? Find these little gems, and voila! Dinner is…

Stirato… bread of my dreams

                                                                           Stirato When my family was stationed in Italy, to say we ate well is an understatement. To say…

The Japanese Pancake ~ it’s SO fluffy!!

  I blame credit QB for introducing me to the Japanese pancake! She just had to have her going away party at Hanon Seaside Cafe… as if it wasn’t enough that they serve a beautiful and tasty cappuccino, or the baby creme brûlée-breakfast dessert (if you can have dessert after dinner, why not after breakfast?!),…