Amish friendship bread popped up (so to speak) in a novel I read last week, reminding me of my own horrifying experience with it many years ago. I’d just moved to Cleveland to teach high school and found a church I liked. One of the women there gifted me with the makings of Amish friendship bread. (more…)
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Tags: Amish friendship bread, breaking free, food, friends, humor, just say no, memories, personal, tryanny
Tags: beauty, farmers market, food, health, lettuce, photos, produce, strawberries
Today at the farmer’s market, I bought the largest head of romaine lettuce I’ve ever seen for a mere $3. While it’s true that romaine is both delicious and nutritious, lettuce look at its beauty.
Tags: baking, food, pain au chocolat, pastry, Trader Joe's
A divine marriage, that of a croissant and chocolate; their child, the delicious pain au chocolat.
Easy to enjoy if you live near a great bakery or in France.
However, there’s a more-than-just-good alternative if you have a Trader Joe’s near you.
If so, with a bit of pre-planning, you can make your own pain au chocolat to go with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or the tipple of your choice.
Tags: architecture, flowers, healthy food, Nature, personal, Philadelphia, photos, travel, trees
Tags: day of rest, day off, family, focaccia, food, friends, Genesis 2:2, gluten-free recipe, God, health, musings, recipe, resting, Sunday, take a break
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Genesis 2:2
Wait! If you don’t believe in God, don’t run off. This is about resting, not about faith. If God rested (which we all know He didn’t really need to do, except as an example), surely we mere humans can use a rest as well. But do we get one? (more…)
Tags: Anti-Hero IPA, beer, beer in Chicago, Binny's, birthday, Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay's salmon recipe, chocolate frogs, falafel, family, farro, food, gifts, hummus, Mediterranean food, Naf Naf, personal, pita, recipe, The Beatles, You say it's your birthday
You say it’s your birthday
Well it’s my birthday too–yeah
You say it’s your birthday
We’re gonna have a good time
I’m glad it’s your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
Friday was Bill’s birthday (and mine is coming up mid-month, making the song almost true), so we took time out of the day to have lunch together at Naf Naf,
, a Mediterranean restaurant with the perfect mix of delicious food and fast service. Even with many people getting take-out, it can be difficult to find a table, but we managed. (more…)
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Spotted in the produce department…
Tags: Avery Brewing Company, beer, cheese, cheese plate, Chef Amaury, Chef Amaury's 33 West, Chef Amaury's Epicurean Affiar, date night, family, food, Left Hand Brewing Company, local foods, personal, restaurants in Aurora Illinois
Saturday night, back home from my friend-and-food foray to Champaign/Urbana, Bill and I were headed to one of our favorite restaurants in the Naperville area, Chef Amaury’s 33 West, AKA Chef Amaury’s Epicurean Affair, located in Aurora, Illinois. It was a beer-and-snack night, but if you want to see what the fabulous, often locally-sourced, menu looks like, take a quick peek at my post about our anniversary dinner there last September:
. Just don’t do it while you’re hungry!
I decided to dress up a bit and put on my boots that aren’t really made for walking, at least not too far, but that Bill loves: