Autumn Dinner … Smoked Sausage, Spinach and Orzo topped with grated parmesan cheese/ PLUS .. DIY Autumn Napkin Rings — Cottage Green on the Lake

As the day unfolded, the lyrics to “Monday, Monday” by the Mamas & the Papas came unbidden to my mind. “Oh Monday mornin’ you gave me no warnin’ of what was to be ……” not that I “can’t trust that day” as the song says, but our long Monday had already blended into evening, the…

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Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Stir Fry: The Powerful Aphrodisiac?

Does this long, green, fibrous shaft really have the ability to excite the senses? While various foods such as strawberries, chocolate and pomegranates claim to hold powerful aphrodisiac qualities, today’s concentration is on the mighty asparagus; one of the most commanding of all. The Vegetarian Society, which recommends feeding asparagus to your lover by hand,…

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Culinary Reflections “Travels Through Christmas” by Jackson Stones

“Travels Through Christmas” by Jackson Stones Through my work and holidays I have been lucky to have traveled to many countries. Some of these were during the Christmas period, so I thought of recalling some of those memories here. I remember some of the Christmas dinners, yet as I was writing this I noticed how…

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Fat Tire Amber Grilled BBQ Chicken

A quintessential summertime meal–the perfect trio! The chicken and corn can be prepared on the grill and the macaroni salad made the day before. No Stove-top Heat Necessary! The Fat Tire Amber ale imparts a slight taste of spirits and the pungent seasonings kick up the flavors by volumes. Come home, pop your chicken and…

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