Kolache…a food star of 2015? It’s always been a star to us!

fruit kolache

What’s the first headline of the morning that grabs my attention before I’ve even cleared the sleep from my eyes?  Something about our beloved kolache being named the “It” food of 2015.  First an article by Texas Monthly about two Texas guys here in D.C. starting a kolache place named Republic Kolache Co. and then Bon Appetit’s […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sometimes the Chef and I come up with some rather oddball dinner ideas.  We combine what our taste buds get a hankering for and sometimes those combinations can be rather strange.  Like macaroni and cheese with sausage and kraut paired with a side of guacamole…eaten in no particular order.  Weirdness. Last Sunday, while walking the isles […]

servez-vous to sweetness

The Chef happily slaved away in the kitchen today so that this neglected blog could get a fresh post of sweetness.  He pulled out his mother’s favorite recipes–a strawberry pretzel salad dessert and the ever-so-coveted brownie toffee bars.  They’re only seen at Christmas time around these parts.  Though I believe the Coasties he cooks for might see […]

Do you have to let it “lengua”?

“Do you have to, do you have to, do you have to let it lengua?” (Linger by the Cranberries)  You’ll understand at the end… “Langue de boeuf” is what the Chef cooked tonight…for the first time ever.  That would be beef tongue in English.  It sounds so more gourmet, and delicious when pronounced in French. […]

Easy Cheese…Chèvre

Who would have thought cheese making could be so easy?  Never did I think I’d make my own cheese, especially from the beginning….meaning from the animal to the stove to the jar. Just takes patience and a little time. So here it is…from sweet little Edelweiss all the way to my cracker—chèvre.   Creamy goat milk cheese. […]

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