Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Road and the Meals it Inspired #Movies&Munchies #Round-up

I think that I won, hands down, the award for finding a film with the most difficult foodie challenge in the history of Movies & Munchies and perhaps even our now-defunct Food n Flix group.

The Road

I asked the others to join me in reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy and then follow it up with the 2009 film of the same name.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Carrot, Mango and Zucchini Muffins and a Book Series Review #MuffinMonday

These muffins are reminiscent of carrot cake or hummingbird cake without the frosting.  Carrots, Zucchini, and Dried Mango combined with Whole Wheat Flour and Flax Seed make these muffins perfect for a nutritious breakfast or snack.

Carrot Mango and Zucchini Muffins

It's time for Muffin Monday.......

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Banana Zucchini Cake #SundayFunday

There are sprinkles on this cake because I am celebrating!!  Whenever I can use the over-ripe bananas in my freezer AND the zucchini on my is cause for celebration!

Banana Zucchini Cake

It truly is a Sunday Funday........

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Farm Life: Green Tomato Jam, Birthday Celebrations, The Weekly Menu

 I recently put out a call to my neighbors for some green tomatoes so that I could make some Green Tomato Relish.  I was gifted over 15 lbs of green tomatoes.  I only needed 7 lbs for the relish so I decided to use some of the rest making this Green Tomato Jam.

Green Tomato Jam on a bagel

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Green Tomato Relish #SundayFunday

During harvest season, at least here in Michigan, there are loads of tomatoes ripe and juicy for the picking.  Farmers and home gardeners find that they have just as many green tomatoes as red.  This is a great recipe for using up some of those green tomatoes. 

Green Tomato Relish

Join us today as the Sunday Funday Bloggers share recipes using Green Tomatoes......

Apple Cake - The Classic #CakeSliceBakers

This delicious loaf is filled with apples and dried cranberries making it a perfect accompaniment with your coffee for breakfast in the morning, dessert after dinner,  or a late-night snack.

Apple Cake

It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers.....

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Wishing I were spending Summer in Provence with a Roche Bellemont Rose #Winophiles

The sweet and spicy flavors of this Huli Huli Chicken paired beautifully with this wonderful bottle of Roche Bellemont Rose from Provence.

Huli Huli Chicken with Wine

The Winophiles are celebrating Summertime in Provence this month......

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Marinated Venison Steaks #SundayFunday

Did you know that tomorrow is National Navajo Code Talkers Day?  I didn't either until my friend, Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures, named it as the theme for this week's Sunday Funday.

Navajo Code Talkers Day, celebrated every year on August 14, is a day that holds great importance in the history of the U.S. This is because the day recognizes the contributions of Navajo marines during World War II. Yes, Navajo marines encoded and transmitted messages using a complex Navajo language-based code during a time when secret communication was essential to win a war. And guess what? The code was never broken by Japanese forces in the Pacific and proved to be of great assistance to the U.S. Marines. On this day, celebrate the great American heroes and their service to the nation!  (source: National Today)

Navajo Code Talkers Day

image courtesy of DVIDS graphics

Friday, August 11, 2023

PBJ and Gewurtz? Say What?!! #WinePW

I normally enjoy my PBJ sandwiches with a large glass of cold milk.  It had never occurred to me to have wine with my comforting, casual lunch.  But then Robin of Crushed Grape Chronicles invited the members of the Wine Pairing Weekend group to experiment with unusual white wine pairings.

PBJ and Wine

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Seychellois Pwason Griye #EattheWorld

From the Island of Seychelles comes a delicious dish, normally made with a whole fish, typically Red Snapper. I adapted the recipe using Mahi Mahi Fillets as that was what I had on hand.  They were wonderful and I look forward to finding a whole Red Snapper to make this again with the proper presentation.

Pwason Griye

Join us as we go to Seychelles Islands to Eat the World.........

Air Fryer Radishes and the Weekly Menu #ImprovCookingChallenge

My neighbor gifted me a huge sack of radishes from their garden.  I love radishes but the rest of my family isn't too crazy about them.  I decided to toss them in the air fryer and see how they turned out.  Oh, my word!!  The bite was gone and replaced by a mild sweetness that my family loved.

Air Fryer Radishes

It's time for the Improv Cooking Challenge.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Joan's Quesadillas #CooktheBooks

 Love and Saffron is our latest selection in our Cook the Books Club where members are given 2 months to read the chosen book and post a recipe inspired by such book on their blog or on Instagram should they not be a blogger.  You can learn more and how to join in the Guidelines post.

Love and Saffron

This August/September selection is being hosted by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen who will post a roundup of our reviews and recipes at the end of September.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Coconut Banana Zucchini Bread #BreadBakers

I'm still working on using up all of the zucchini on my counter.  Today I am sharing a gluten-free recipe using coconut flour, coconut flakes, and zucchini sweetened only with a bit of honey and an over-ripe banana.  It is a great Day on the Farm when I can use up both zucchini and over-ripe bananas!!

Coconut Banana Zucchini Bread

And as a bonus, this loaf is also Gluten Free as are the others being shared with our Bread Bakers group this month. 

Monday, August 7, 2023

Beef Stuffed Shell Casserole and A Book Review

This easy make-ahead casserole is perfect for those days you want to head out for a hike or the beach.  When you get home all you need to do is slide it into the oven, pour yourself a glass of wine, and relax while dinner bakes.

Stuffed Shells

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Grilled Meatball Sandwich #SundayFunday

Tender, juicy meatballs grilled to perfection, served up on a baguette with marinara for an easy, delicious, summertime meal.

Grilled Meatball Sub

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Sandwich recipes today......

Friday, August 4, 2023

2 Treats from Emilia-Romagna; Gnocco Frito and Celita Sangiovese and the Weekly Menu #ItalianFWT

Tender, delicious dumplings of fried bread dough sprinkled with parmesan cheese and served with a side of Marinara Sauce pair wonderfully with this Celita Sangiovese from Emilia-Romagna.

Gnocco Frito and Sangiovese

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Tinned Meals inspired by The Road #LitHappens #Movies&Munchies

I am hosting our Lit Happens group this month and chose the classic novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  You are invited to join us.  Simply read the book and then, if you wish, join in the discussion as I post questions on our Facebook Page.  

The Road

Want to join us?  Simply let me know in the comment section of this post and I will be happy to send you an invitation.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Black Bean and Zucchini Enchilada Casserole #FoodieExtravaganza

This is a fabulous casserole when having a Meatless Mexican Monday or a Fiesta where you wish to offer a Vegetarian side dish.

Black Bean and Zucchini Casserole

We are having a Zucchini Extravaganza today......