Monthly Archives: February 2015

Shrimp and Ziti Encore

I’ve posted this recipe before, but I think that it deserves an encore. We had some friends over for dinner last night, and I made this dish, tweaking the proportions a bit, and adding some fresh basil to the original recipe. … Continue reading

Posted in recipe | Leave a comment

Spiralizing Brussel Sprouts

Yes, you can spiralize Brussel sprouts. The trick is to get good sized sprouts with stems on the ends. Using the slicing blade, the Spiralizer replicates a mandolin (only safer!) and quickly produces a pile of thinly shredded Brussel sprouts. … Continue reading

Posted in Spiralized | 1 Comment

Happy Discovery

A little early for lunch in Hyannis today, I popped into a used book store primarily to get out of the cold. Needless to say, I headed for the cookbook section. There on a shelf, in pristine shape, was a copy of … Continue reading

Posted in General Musing | 1 Comment

Hot Lunch

Snow is one thing, but feeling as though you’re walking into a freezer as you go out the door is getting decidedly old. Today was definitely a hot lunch kind of day. Just for the record, quinoa is great in soup. … Continue reading

Posted in Spiralized | 1 Comment

Meatloaf With Spiralized Vegetables

Yesterday, I spiralized a number of root vegetables. I added a sliced onion and a red bell pepper, along with a little olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper and roasted everything on a sheet pan for a half hour. That left me … Continue reading

Posted in Spiralized | 1 Comment

Another Day in Paradise

Let’s see, the day started with cold rain; progressed to sleet, and now it’s snowing. The rain softened things up a bit so that we were able to shovel out enough to open the front door. Wouldn’t have bothered, but both … Continue reading

Posted in General Musing | Leave a comment

Deep Freeze

Feeling trapped on the set of the movie, Frozen. Minus 2 degrees on the thermometer.  Weather icon on my computer screen blinking a winter weather advisory. Old Silver a sea of ice almost out to Cleveland Light.  Yesterday’s brief melt this … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

Mary’s Coffee Cake Recipe

Found a family treasure in Aunt Helen’s recipe file. Every time Frank’s parents arrived at our house, his mother would walk in the door carrying her coffee cake. That would only be part of the largess. Out would come the big tin of “good” oil, … Continue reading

Posted in recipe | Leave a comment

Different Day. Same Snow.

About six more inches of snow fell today. Resigned to the fact that we’ll be buried by the white stuff for the foreseeable future. It is what it is. Trying hard to focus on things other than the weather. Spent some time … Continue reading

Posted in General Musing | Leave a comment

Trying To Be Positive

The sky is blue. The sun is out. Drifts block the doors. Start again. The sky is blue. The sun is out, It’s -1 outside. Start again. The sky is blue. The sun is out. More snow predicted for tomorrow. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment