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Home-baked bread doesn’t need anything special to be special. However, decoratively scoring into unbaked loaves, that have been gently blanketed with a dusting of flour- creates a stunning food-gift…much like spending a little more time on wrapping a present for a loved one- may you feel love with each bite you take ❣️

Two Eggs, please

Two eggs, sautéed onion, bacon, and thyme – topped with a sheer blanket of gruyère cheese, all tucked in a little ramekin, pop it in the oven and suddenly, this simple, diner staple becomes something special… line the ramekins with ham, throw in some fresh chopped baby spinach, top with halved cherry tomatoes and you’ve…

home, homes, love, and poptarts (the homemade addition).

Originally posted on delectablediction:
home is an interesting concept for me. a few times a year, i travel across the great atlantic and arrive in your arms. during one (or both, if  it happens to happen) of those auspicious visits, we usually deliver ourselves into the bosom of italy. when ma-mah comes to pick me…

Country living

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Lazy days, filled with busy work- doing some old-fashioned, homey food stuff!  Bread baking with the slight vinegary scent of pickling… ahhh, simple life🌻

Cabbage Soup

After a long day on the tumultuous water, T actually said he wanted soup for dinner… at first I thought he was being condescending, as I know he detests soup (it never stops me from throwing it out as a remote dinner possibility!) – but the exchange went like this: The man loves fishing and…

Chanpuru with mustard greens and tuna

The bountiful harvest that was my shopping basket yesterday, included fresh Okinawa tofu, mustard greens, garlic, sprouts and zucchini… oh, and a lovely container of Okinawa tuna – all perfect ingredients for the specialty known as Okinawa Chanpuru, and oh, it’s delicious and healthy! Crisp up the tofu, and you have some incredible textures and…

When In Rome…

Well, the same rules apply “when in Okinawa”! When in Okinawa, you trim fresh sprouts for dinner! Spicy Bok Choi and Sprouts 3 baby bok choi bulbs, washed, halved and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 hot pepper, seeded and chopped 1 c fresh sprouts, trimmed and washed 1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped…

Everything is coming up pumpkin…

Yes, I know fall is behind us and the big box coffee shop hoopla with all their spiced-pumpkin-brûlé-latte-topped-with-a-nutmeg-laced-whip, (non-fat, that is!) is now moved on to some other-worldly concoction! I am an equal flavor rights person! Lemon bars in the winter and pumpkin bread in the not-fall! Buying extra pie pumpkin in November ensures that…

Mmmm… coffee

Today marks day 46 ~ 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine, lots of working out and a grilled taco at every meal.  Ok, the grilled taco thing is a slight exaggeration, but really, 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine?  Today I have decided to put the kibosh on my hiatus from that dark,…