Thursday, October 5, 2017

Shaved Cauliflower Salad

Made In England by Elton John
Elton John and this Cauliflower Salad recipe - what do they have in common?  Well, they both have their origins in England!  And I like them both!  And they're both very interesting!  And I think I'll just get on with telling you about today's recipe!


Last month we went to London.
We had heard about a great exhibit
that the Victoria & Albert Museum
was putting together about
Pink Floyd.
It was going to be called
"Their Mortal Remains"
and all the press about it
sounded fantastic!
We were dying - we wanted to go real bad!
Was it crazy to want to fly across the
ocean to another country over
the love of a rock and roll band?
Probably!
Did we want to do it anyway?
Heck yes, we did!

We threw the idea out to some
friends of ours and they were
crazy enough to think it was worth
it as much as we did!
The next thing I knew,
we were planning an epic vacation
around this Pink Floyd journey.

AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT!

The museum did an outstanding job
curating all the memorabilia.
To make the occasion a little more fun,
we'd found an old photo of the
original Floydians -
Syd, Roger, Nick, and Richard -
and dressed up in outfits like they
were wearing in the picture!
We felt like we were being outrageous -
we barely turned a couple heads!
Haha!  London! 
I guess that city has seen everything!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Honey Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

Cook With Honey by Judy Collins
I was a little dismayed that I had already used Sugar, Sugar by The Archies and briefly considered using it again for this post anyway.  But then I wandered around my iTunes library and found this perfectly acceptable pairing from my Judy Collins collection.  Honey has been on my brain lately.  I'll be telling you why shortly.  But, in the meantime, click on the link in the song title and take a trip to 1973!

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity
to spend the day at my brother and sister-in-law's
bakery and cafe in Bountiful, Utah.
and they serve delicious soups,
salads, and sandwiches as well as cookies,
brownies, pies, and all sorts of
goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth!
It was fun to be back in a 
commercial kitchen again!

Honey has been my principal sweetener 
the past several months and I've learned
to use it in both savory and sweet dishes.
example of one of the savory recipes
I've come up with.
And today's recipe is a sweet offering.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Berry Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats


Yankee Doodle Dandy by James Cagney
This was one of my favorite songs to sing when I was a little kid.  I mean, any song that has the word "doodle" in it is going to be fun to sing, right?  Just try to sing this and not feel happy!  And I am certainly happy and proud to be a Yankee.  Not as in the baseball team - but a true Yank!  I've been called a Yankee or Yank when I've been in the southern United States as I've always been a northerner.  I've also been called a Yank when traveling abroad.  And I own it loud and proud.  I hope you're celebrating this great nation this Independence Day!

This might very well be the most
dangerous post I've ever done!
I'm happy to report that my
eyelashes are working just fine 
and doing what they're put there to do!

Let me explain!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Piggy Piggy Tacos

If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) by Alabama
Today's post originated as I sat in a taco shop while visiting my daughter in Texas a few weeks back.  I was in the process of thanking the Lord that I was introducing corn back into my diet and that it was going well - and that I got to enjoy the end results of some really great culinary thinking!  A song about Texas was in order.  And this just happens to be one of my favorites!  And if you're gonna eat in Texas - you gotta really like to eat good food!

My daughter and her family
moved to the Dallas area about a year 
and a half ago.
They, in fact, live on the very 
southern edge of Plano.
It's a much further commute to see them
than when they lived in the Salt Lake City area.
And, for this reason,
I don't get to see them as often.
(Insert HUGE sad face here.)

The plus side of the situation
is that we're all getting to know 
a new part of the country - 
well - new to us.
We've visited before,
but only briefly.

Now, the strategy seems to be
that they search and explore
and then, when we come to visit,
they share the best parts of
what they've found.
That's a pretty sweet setup, don't you think?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Honey and Spice Pork Roast


Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
My husband just fell off his chair in shock - I can guarantee that.  I can foresee the future!  I can already hear the "WHOA!" from the den when he reads this.  My children - and grandchildren - across the western United States most likely also issued words of surprise. You see it's a well-known fact in my family that I've never learned to appreciate Tom Petty's music.  But my husband is a fan in a very BIG way!  And because Father's Day is this weekend and he is an amazing father, I give this recipe and post to him.  And all the other men out there who seem to find an emotional connection with this song!


My husband's fierce love of Tom Petty's music
instilled in him the mission to be sure
his grandchildren were fans as well.
He starts young.
Like birth.