Three Dishes

Something a little different than normal. I was inspired by a couple of new restaurants we discovered in Lexington – Corto Lima and Kentucky Native Cafe. We ate at Corto Lima for our anniversary. Glad we did. Their food was delicious and different from our usual. It’s Latin inspired. And, they certainly don’t skimp onContinue reading “Three Dishes”

Lemon Poppyseed Scones

Lemon poppyseed scones have always been a favorite.  We recently got a new oven – gas – convection, a change from electric.  My previous oven was old and cooked very unevenly.  This was my first attempt using convection.  Everything cooked perfectly, and the scones turned out great.  I left off the glaze – too sugary….maybeContinue reading “Lemon Poppyseed Scones”

Queen of Something

Not the musical group.  Not Elizabeth.  I’m not royal, but I could call myself queen of something.  I’m the queen of one-dish meals. I grew up where we had one of those large country kitchens, no dining room.  My mother basically cooked from morning until five.  There was no dishwasher, well other than me.  ButContinue reading “Queen of Something”

Living in the Present

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not liveContinue reading “Living in the Present”

Every Moment is Renewal

Someone said they got tired of all the start-overs.  I certainly understand that; but still it’s all in perception.  Also, life would be truly short without all the start-overs. Technically every breath we take is in essence a start-over moment.  Maybe re-thinking it is key.  Every moment is a new moment to improve if needContinue reading “Every Moment is Renewal”

Vegetarian Revolution

We recently saw the show, “Food Revolution,” hosted by Jamie Oliver.  This took place in Huntington, WV, the town my husband works in.  Just recently they added vegetarian selections to Marshall University cafeteria entrees.  I don’t know if this was inspired by the show, but am glad to see it happen.  A couple of monthsContinue reading “Vegetarian Revolution”