EL NINO IS TO BLAME!! #PICKLED RED HERRING LEFT-OVERS

As I made my way to my ‘nest’, one major thing was on my mind. You see, when stormy weather is at my back door, my palate and I switch to a different mood. The forecasters call the present weather pattern “the El Nino effect” which is formed in the Pacific near South America. ThisContinue reading “EL NINO IS TO BLAME!! #PICKLED RED HERRING LEFT-OVERS”

ALL I NEEDED WAS A PIECE OF IRISH SODA BREAD#SHEPARD’S PIE

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without an Irish dish. And what better way to get a snippet of good luck than with a generous wedge of Shepard’s pie. If you don’t have chopped lamb or beef, don’t sweat it. Shhhh, I used some Italian spicy sausage I had on hand. What was I goingContinue reading “ALL I NEEDED WAS A PIECE OF IRISH SODA BREAD#SHEPARD’S PIE”

MY SPUDS WERE HEADING FOR A NOSEDIVE….#CHEESY/HERBY/ROASTED DISH CAME TO MIND

Had a few Irish potatoes. They were the lonely left-overs from the past holidays. I’m surprised they’ve lasted all this time. But, at some point, I noticed them sprouting as if to say “Hello, I see you’ve forgotten us over here!” I know; I know, I’ve been bad, ignoring them thinking they would add inchesContinue reading “MY SPUDS WERE HEADING FOR A NOSEDIVE….#CHEESY/HERBY/ROASTED DISH CAME TO MIND”

THIS SHEPHERD’S PIE IS NO MARLARKEY….IT COULD MAKE YOU DO THE RIVERDANCE

Shepherd’s pie is a popular Irish dish. Traditionally, the dish is cooked with lamb or mutton (goat’s meat). However, in many households across the globe, cooks have placed their personal touch and have substituted the lamb/mutton for chopped beef or some other meat. Over the years, I do think I must have cooked this well-lovedContinue reading “THIS SHEPHERD’S PIE IS NO MARLARKEY….IT COULD MAKE YOU DO THE RIVERDANCE”

A CAULIFLOWER/SPUD SOUP TO GREET A PERFECT FALL AFTERNOON

I love the season that nature has bestowed on us. Guys, it’s Fall and I know for some of you in certain parts of the world, the temperatures feel like summer and winter for others. However, where I’m in South Florida, U.S.A., we’re experiencing the best time ever! Okay, sorry to be bragging. You see,Continue reading “A CAULIFLOWER/SPUD SOUP TO GREET A PERFECT FALL AFTERNOON”