Category: cottage kitchen

mayonnaise chocolate cake

This morning I opened a new jar of mayonnaise and it reminded me of two things we really enjoy eating. Chocolate and Cake! So…since this weekend is Mother’s Day – and since I’m a mother, without a celebration, unless I make my own – I decided to indulge my sweet tooth and make this old…

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grandma’s rye bread

Papa D has been working to perfect a recipe for his Grandma’s German Rye Bread ever since we started cooking together back in the late Seventies.  He has baked one version after another; one recipe after another, only to be disappointed in the flavor.  He’s tried adding molasses, brown sugar, whole caraway seeds, ground caraway…

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sushi

Dinner tonight is going to be amazing!  D  is making sushi. And California rolls.  And Miso soup. I love it when he makes sushi.  It only happens when we are fortunate enough to find some fresh, top quality ahi tuna in the market. It only happens when he feels up to spending hours in the…

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wearin’ o’ the green

   “May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.”  _Irish Blessing Our treasured recipes are like old friends… meant to nourish, comfort and sustain us. This is one of the most self indulgent recipes I own.…

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nana’s lasagna

Early this week D. put in a request for lasagna, “one more time before the weather gets too hot.”  Well…if you can believe the forecast for the weekend… Lasagna it is!  Made the sauce yesterday so the flavors could develop overnight then baked it this afternoon. Yummm!! It looks so good I decided to share…

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noodles

Today, as I’ve already told you, was cold and gray.  The wind blew the entire day.  I do NOT like wind. Thank goodness we don’t get much wind out here in California. So…I spent the early part of the day taking the bed apart, washing all the bedding and refreshing the bedroom.  I guess that…

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