Condiments, Recipes, Thai

Thai Red Curry Paste

We had a bumper crop of Thai chilies again this year, about the only thing that did grow! Thankfully so, because we ran out of our homemade red curry paste about a month ago and we are craving some Thai food! I took the opportunity this past weekend to make my go-to curry paste recipe… Read More Thai Red Curry Paste

Italian, Recipes, Souvenir Series

Souvenir Series 02 – Boar Sauce

I swear I was full-blooded Italian in another life, but I know that’s just wishful thinking. I do admit though, that when my DNA results showed 15% Italian, this German-heritage gal was doing a happy dance! I’ve always loved Italy — the food, the countryside, the people, the language — I just love it all.… Read More Souvenir Series 02 – Boar Sauce

Italian, Recipes

Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

It’s that time of the year when most everyone’s gardens are overflowing with amazing produce and while our “urban” garden is not up to par this season due to our wet summer, we still have many local options as an alternative. So, what should you do with all this bounty? I say, “stock that pantry!”… Read More Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Discover, Italian, Italy, Recipes, Souvenir Series, Travel

Souvenir Series 01 – Fuor d’acqua; Florence, Italy

Today I’m going to share with you one of our true food souvenirs. As I’ve mentioned before, our travels consist of food experiences and our souvenirs are the memories of those experiences, flavors, and sometimes, recipes. This food souvenir is a favorite and one that included us recreating one of the dishes when we got… Read More Souvenir Series 01 – Fuor d’acqua; Florence, Italy

Dessert, Italian, Recipes

Apricot Olive Oil Cake

My wife and I are unfortunately nearing the end of our stay-cation. But we had a great time, with some great food, of course! We started the vacation by visiting our local Amish farmers for some amazing fruit and vegetables. Our garden isn’t faring too well this year due to the endless rain, but luckily… Read More Apricot Olive Oil Cake