Country Captain Recipe

January 28, 2020 in Food

There are some meals I consider my “Go To Recipes”. I call them that because they are easy to make; don’t require a whole lot of time; I usually have the ingredients in the house, and I never tire of them. When I place them on the table and begin to eat, l feel nourished physically and emotionally. Read more…

Food Trends

January 25, 2020 in Musings


I’ve been wondering about this for a while and apparently I am not the only one because when I went on line I found lots of articles. This is a summary of what I learned. Read more…

Pesto Introduction

January 17, 2020 in Food

Steven says “if you have pasta and pesto in the house you have a meal”. And I agree. Every summer when the basil leaves are big and plentiful, I make multiple batches of pesto. I freeze the pesto in ice cube trays and then transfer the frozen cubes to a plastic bag. These days basil is available year- round in many supermarkets, so if my supply runs out it is easy enough to make more. Read more…

Meatless Meat Sauce with Chickpeas and Mushrooms

January 17, 2020 in Food

It is definitely an oxymoron (love that word). Whoever heard of meatless meat sauce? I hadn’t until I found a recipe for it in Cooks Illustrated. If you aren’t familiar with this magazine I think you should be. It isn’t like any other cooking magazine I’ve ever seen. It takes a scientific approach to getting recipes right. Apparently it’s all about the chemistry. Read more…

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

January 15, 2020 in Food

Both Steven and I really like pasta. Apparently so do most other Americans. Would you believe we each eat 20 pounds of it a year. Since it is high in carbs we tend to think pasta isn’t very good for us, but think again. Whole wheat or whole grain pasta is in fact very nutritious. It is high in protein and fiber and has lots of important minerals as well. It also gives you more energy than white pasta and it has fewer calories. Read more…

Physical Description of Depression

January 11, 2020 in Musings

If you’ve never suffered from depression, or even spent time with someone who has, it is a very difficult disease to comprehend. The chemical imbalance that occurs in the brain during periods of major depression causes feelings of dread, fear, and anxiety to take over. Read more…


January 11, 2020 in Musings

I often play music when I cook. I play jazz when I am upbeat. I sing along with the Beatles even though I can’t carry a tune, and I am calmed by the sound of a Native American flute. I often listen to it when I am down and out. Read more…

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