Cast Iron Skillet
I don’t recall much else but cast iron used by my mother while growing up….skillets, fry pans, and Dutch ovens all with a beautiful patina of black developed from years of use and care. My childhood memories take me to a time where frugality was essential whether it was using leftovers for the next day’s meal or knowing how to make an inexpensive, common cut of beef or pork taste of dishes...
Writing of Mother’s Day spurred memories of my first visit with my Spanish family. It was during my 1967 Spanish High School trip, a ten-day tour through Spain with a one-day side trip from Malaga to Tangiers on the northern tip of Africa. It was a fascinating adventure from the very beginning. Generalissimo Franco was on the last legs of his reign, but still very much in power. Spain was just...
Mother's Day Tribute
Spanish Memories My mother was born in Santander, Spain early in the 1900’s. Soon after, my grandparents immigrated to the United States settling in Philadelphia. A story of struggle and tragedy, yet stories of accomplishment, adaptation and attainment…but that is a story for another time. My mother I am told was non-judgmental, creative (though not in the kitchen) and welcoming. I say, I am...
Gormaya Substitutions App
Ok, so your at the grocery store, shopping and they are out of what you need for that special recipe. Now what to do? Well there is an app for that! Checkout apps for the iPhone, “Substitutions” by Gormaya! | Apps for Cooks http://gormaya.com/substitutions.html
Heading to Brazil!
Heading to Brazil for ten days! Looking for suggestions on areas to visit, sights to see, and restaurants/cafes to dine and drink.
Why "Salty Peas"
Origin of Salty Peas The perfect breakfast while traveling, for me, bagels and lox…full flavored, sweet and salty, the cured salmon paired with its accoutrements is both light, yet satisfying. Childhood memories of Sunday brunch includes a simple toasted bagel with a schmear of cream cheese, a thin slice of lox, all topped with minced red onion. Since then I’ve found lox presented in many...