Recipes and cooking are the souvenirs I bring home from my travels.
The cuisine, marketplaces, and people in the countries I visit inspire my cooking.
But like most people, I love to share my memories with my friends and family.
You don’t have to be a trained chef, just love to cook.
I hope you enjoy my collection of recipes.
"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all" - Harriet van Horne
“While eating your appetizer, don’t be concerned with dessert.” – Wayne Dyer
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” — Julia Child
But one of the recipes stuck with me, Catalan Chicken Stew. I had recently spent a few days in Barcelona, and the flavors in the stew brought back fun memories of that great city.
Enchiladas in Red Sauce are an excellent choice if you are called on to make a main for the potluck. If your household is just two people like mine, then you have leftovers. These leftovers can be packaged up, labeled, and placed in the freezer for when you don’t want to cook!
For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place. — Wolfgang Puck
“Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.” – Anthony Bourdain
I first fell in love with Limoncello on a breezy summer day on the Amalfi coast. This is not unique, I think this is where nearly everyone falls for this lovely liqueur. As you drive the roads that weave their way through the towns that hang off the cliffs of Amalfi, you see lemon trees everywhere.
“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer
When you have a lot of lemons, decadent lemon desserts are a fantastic way to use your fruit. With these three (3) go-to lemon dessert recipes to reach for whenever you find yourself with fruit in abundance, your friends and family won’t groan when they see your harvest.
This strange concoction, Lemon Curd, got its name back in the 1800s in Jolly Ol’ England. Back then, it actually was a “curd!” Originally, lemon curd was made by adding lemon to cream which created acidification.