Food + Drink

Reflections at 35,000 feet and Hearty Vegetable and Beef Borscht

At 35,000 feet, I reflected on how blessed we were to be beginning a month-long journey through Europe. Our travels would bring us to Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. We have hosted students over the decades from three of these countries. These once high school students are grown-up with careers and families of their

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Food + Drink

Weeknight Lamb Ragu

Lets jazz up a weeknight dish with something other than chicken breasts. Have you thought about lamb?  Lamb is perfect for changing up the weeknight routine. Ground lamb can be used exactly as ground beef in most recipes. Lamb is flavorful and delicious, and more healthy than ground beef due to the health promoting omega

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Savoring the Season

Creamy Carrot Soup with Warm Spices

Spring carrots steal the show here in this beautiful easy to prepare soup with loads of warm spices like cinnamon, fennel, coriander, and ginger. You can prepare this soup in an Instant Pot or it can be easily adjusted to make on your stove top. I love serving healthy simple soups as the main entree,

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Food + Drink

Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Welcome to Spring! This tart has turned out to be a favorite in our home. A Store bought puff pastry makes for easy work for this tart recipe. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, and another 25-30 minutes baking. You can cut them up for easy serve appetizers or serve with a salad

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Food + Drink

Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

You may not know this but strawberries and tomatoes are a delicious natural pairing. The sweetness and the acidity of ripe strawberries and tomatoes complement each other, and together are irresistible. This beautiful summer salad is easy to prepare, and serve up for family or guests at your next gathering. You may think it’s a

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Cocktails

It’s Five O’ clock Right Here- The “Freddie” Eddy Cocktail

Here’s a super simple cocktail recipe that is perfect for a boozy night or an afternoon on the patio. The “Freddie” Eddy Cocktail Serves One   Ingredients: 3 ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka 1 ounce Domaine DE Canton French-Ginger Liqueur 1 ounce Red Grapefruit Juice (Fresh Squeezed) 3 Fresh Basil Leaves Directions: Add all

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