VON-go-le (Italian) are Clams that pair well with spaghetti, linguini or any long style pasta. It is one of the most popular Friday night dishes in all of Italy. I have tried the tomato sauce version, and it is fantastic. But many people prefer to take a break from the red sauce and lighten it… Continue reading Cappellini alle Vongole
These delicious cabbage rolls are a very unique main dish that is recognized in every region of Slavic Central Europe. Golabki, pronounced Ga-WUMP-ki, are a fabulous delicacy often served at family celebrations and holidays. If you make too many, the leftovers will re-heat in the microwave the next day, tasting even better than the day you cooked them. Most families have a secret recipe they follow, and my family… Continue reading Authentic Polish Stuffed Cabbage
The shift in the season has started, ever so subtle. The sunsets are from a different angle, and daylight is getting a bit longer. I know winter is completely unpredictable, I have been a northeasterner all my life, but the daydreams of planting tomatoes and cucumbers have started. Some of the most tastiest 'Jersey' tomatoes are… Continue reading TBT Garden State Tomatoes
Commercial advertising has made us believe that we must spend, spend, spend on jewelry, chocolates, and pajama grams to please your loved one on Valentine's Day. This isn't true! By now you have exhausted all the usual boring and expensive gift ideas and have basically run out of new and exciting ideas. No worries, this… Continue reading Romantic Breakfast Waffle Hearts
Delicious and nutritious, the Clementine is seedless and easy to peel. When added into a salad, it turns a bland and often dreary green necessity into a sweet, perfect lunch or side salad. By using Organic Raw Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar with "the Mother", I covertly added in the many benefitial compounds needed for immune… Continue reading Organic Baby Arugula, Clementine, and Shaved Fennel Salad
No one here needs an outdoor thermometer, they all know exactly what the temperature outside is when they see the slow cooker on the counter! Slow cooked bone soup may be the immune system booster your body is craving right now during flu season. This recipe is curtesy of my Polish Babci, the expert on… Continue reading Hearty Wintertime Vegetable & Beef Bone Soup
I saved one last jar of my homemade blueberry jam from last summer, knowing that during the long cold months of winter I would likely use it in a recipe. The jam was just the right amount of fruity, summery flavor needed for a cold winter's morning.