Posted Mon, 10/10/16
The latest recipe additions to Food Fare:
More new recipes coming soon . . . keep your eyes peeled!
Posted Sat, 10/01/16
My favorite time of year is finally here!
The heat of summer is now just an unpleasant memory. Foliage is changing color, shedding the dusty look of the driest season. Food also becomes more alluring, full of harvest hues and flavors.
Autumn usually provides a bounty of fresh produce, including pumpkins, squashes and zucchini. Zucchini Casserole is another favorite, along with Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash, Baked Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Pie Pudding. The possibilities are literally endless.
Looking for more Graveyard Grub? Recipes for the season? Or some Halloween folklore? For ghoulish tidbits from Food Fare, take a pick from Halloween History or All Hallows Eve - if you dare . . . Learn about Halloween traditions around the globe, famous legends, tricks and trivia, Halloween words that originated many centuries ago, peruse ghoulish web links, and try your hand at some fiendish delights:
And don't forget about the Pumpkin Patch, which includes the history of pumpkins, tips on growing pumpkins, varieties, methods of cooking, health benefits, trivia, and a few choice recipes such as Pumpkin Dip, Pumpkin Pancakes and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
Enjoy the season!
Posted Thu, 07/14/16
I tried Beto's Restaurant for the first time today, the place having been recommended to me by a friend. They have a drive-through, but every time I went by in the past the line was always long so I avoided it. Today there was hardly anyone there at 11am, so I gave it a whirl.
I ordered the tamale combination plate, which included two chicken tamales, rice, beans and a homemade salsa with sour cream and guacamole (and plenty of it). I have enough food for three or four meals. In this instance, quality accompanied quantity - it was delicious.
(Above): Tamale combination plate from Beto's. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.
Beto's probably qualifies as a fast food eatery, but I hesitate to classify it as such because the chow is just too good.
Posted Mon, 07/04/16
I went without a microwave for the first month in my new place, so I had to cook meals the old-fashioned way: via the stove. I didn't mind, actually, although I found the extra clean-up annoying.
Teriyaki Chicken and couscous with green peas.
Chicken & Broccoli (better than the beef version of the same name).
Mushroom Soup with yellow hominy and lots of black pepper.
Now that I have a new microwave, stove-top and oven meals might just fade away until the weather turns cooler.
Posted Mon, 07/04/16
I've been on a sabbatical of sorts since January, hence the lack of blog posts. It wasn't a true vacation, but rather a time-out to take care of the loose ends left behind after the death of my beloved mother last November.
In the process, I also moved. I love my new flat. It has everything on my wish list: central air, pet-friendly, washer/dryer built into the unit, and covered parking a few steps from my front door. The following picture of my new kitchen right after I moved in:
New kitchen (click on image to view larger size in a new window).
Now that I'm settled in, perhaps more blog posts will be forthcoming (but I'm not promising anything).
New Mushie Recipes
Posted Sun, 01/10/16
New recipes added to Food Fare last week:
Creamy Mushrooms (no photo)
All three recipes are simple to make. Give them a whirl!