Tortilla, a Spanish Word with Two Meanings

  My Mexican friends and those from Spain may both speak Spanish, but they don’t mean the same when they say “Tortilla.” 🙂 In Spain ‘tortilla’ is a mix of beaten eggs and anyone of the following: Veggies, cold cuts, beef, chicken or even fish. You may think ‘omelet’ but Spain is very particular about…

Chicken with Rosemary Limoncello

    As promised in my limoncello post from April 10 , here is my chicken limoncello recipe. Recipe Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, 3 Sprigs of rosemary, 1/2 cup limoncello, chicken legs, salt, pepper. Directions  1. Here I am cutting some fresh rosemary sprigs from my garden to include in my recipe. Store-bought fresh rosemary will do fine. I…

My Spring (Fruit) Garden

My spring fruit garden is starting to wake up.  This is our blooming apple tree! It is absolutely fantastic. Nature comes back stronger each year, promising delicious, abundant harvests! A few years ago we planted two kinds of apple trees and the tags are nowhere to be found. I’ll need to see them growing back to remind myself to…

White Lasagna

My family is the biggest fan of lasagna. So, I make it once a week. Normally I make enough so everyone can have seconds (if they want.) My dilemma is that they love it so much that they usually eat it all! Ergo, no leftovers! 😦 Last night, as we were cleaning up after our delicious lasagna dinner, I saw two pieces of chicken breast and some bechamel sauce left…

Bread – The Oldest Food and my Favorite Dining Companion

Bread is most likely humanity’s oldest prepared food item. Versatile, adaptable, resourceful, multifaceted, and multicultural too. The earliest recorded time reporting the presence of flour in Europe was 30,000 years ago. Bread was part of the table service in medieval Europe. It was used as a trencher or plate charger, while it absorbed all the saucy components of…