Recipe – Four Food Groups Egg Salad Sandwich

Trying to increase nutrition in my food, and avoid some of the nutritiously neutral/negative ingredients, I did an experiment last night. Four Food Groups Egg Salad Sandwich 1 Hard-boiled Egg 3 TBSP Low-Fat Cottage Cheese A Squirt of Honey Mustard 1 Stalk of Asparagus 1 tsp Sweet Pickle Relish 2 Slices Oat Bran Bread I… Continue reading Recipe – Four Food Groups Egg Salad Sandwich

Day in the Life, Health, Recipes

Hiding Veggies in Food

I've been trying to get more veggies into my diet. I bought a bunch of veggies for a family meal, which didn't all get used. So I had to figure out how to put the veggies to good use, even if I didn't feel like eating them. Enter my hand blender (otherwise known as the… Continue reading Hiding Veggies in Food


Recipe: Fried Dr. Pepper Ribs

I saw the link to this recipe on Endless Simmer, but apparently had let their domain lapse. So I used the Wayback Machine to find the page in the Internet Archives. I'm posting it here in case anyone, like me, is looking for it. If the original owners ever decide to resurrect their website,… Continue reading Recipe: Fried Dr. Pepper Ribs

Day in the Life, Recipes

Speculaas – Windmill Cookies

Forget gingerbread cookies. My favorite Christmas cookies... These always bring back memories of lazy Saturday mornings at my grandma's house, drinking tea, eating cookies, reading the "funny pages" in the Post-Dispatch or listening to KMOX. It wasn't specifically a Christmas-time event, but when it gets cold and I'm drinking tea all day just to stay… Continue reading Speculaas – Windmill Cookies


Ffagodau Cymreig (Welsh Meatballs) – Recipe

These are traditionally made with liver, but I went the safe route and used ground beef. Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 3 oz diced pork fat Salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon dry sage 2 medium onions, minced 4 oz. fresh breadcrumbs (I used 2 slices of oat bran bread toasted & crumbled) 1/2 pint lamb… Continue reading Ffagodau Cymreig (Welsh Meatballs) – Recipe

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread – Recipe

Irish soda bread uses baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to rise, rather than yeast. It's actually very like American breakfast biscuits. The really important thing to consider when making bread with baking soda is that the chemical reaction that causes the bread to rise begins as soon as the buttermilk hits the baking soda. You want… Continue reading Irish Soda Bread – Recipe

clay pot bread

Welsh Clay-Pot Bread

This herbed bread is associated with Dewi Sant (St. David) because of the strict asceticism he practiced. The monastic rule of Dewi Sant taught humility, simplicity and asceticism and he practiced these himself: that monks ploughed, planted and tended their crops themselves, without draft animals; that they drank only water and ate only bread with… Continue reading Welsh Clay-Pot Bread


Pastai Oen Cymreig (Welsh Lamb Pie) – Recipe

An old Welsh recipe, traditionally made with the first of the Spring lambs. Here's a traditional recipe. And here's how I did it... Ingredients: 2 lamb shoulder steaks 1 cup sliced baby carrots 1 onion peeled & chopped 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley 2 sprigs parsley 2 shallow pie crusts Salt and black pepper Beaten… Continue reading Pastai Oen Cymreig (Welsh Lamb Pie) – Recipe

welsh soup

Cawl Cymreig (Welsh Soup) – Recipe

Cawl pronounced 'cowl', is Welsh for broth or soup. Like all traditional country soups the ingredients are governed by what is to hand or in season. It appears from early Welsh manuscripts that originally the main meat used was bacon, or even kid, for as with Irish Stew, no cottager would dream of using valuable… Continue reading Cawl Cymreig (Welsh Soup) – Recipe