Cooking, Family, Food and Drink

Food and Drink Post: Mulling it Over

Ugh. It’s been chilly and damp the past few days here at Chateau Right, and my mind is turning to thoughts of warmth, fellowship (as much as our overlords will allow us to indulge in this year, anyway) and festivity. As ever, I’m regretting taking down the Christmas tree all those months ago. It seems… Continue reading Food and Drink Post: Mulling it Over

Cooking, Culture, Family, Food and Drink, Friendship, History, Recipes, Travel

Emard Court: The Face That Launched a Million Memories

Oh, I do love me a good seafood restaurant. Perhaps that’s because I’m a native of an island nation, no part of which is more than an hour or so away from the sea, so when Dad was home on leave from Nigeria, fish was always fresh, plentiful, and on the menu. Or perhaps it’s… Continue reading Emard Court: The Face That Launched a Million Memories

Family, Family Matters, Food and Drink, Humor

Food and Drink Post: Restaurant Memories

Ah, but not in the way you’re thinking, although I’d love to hear about the most expensive/best/worst meal you’ve ever eaten when you were dining out. Remember that? I do, and I miss it, even though my family’s endeavors in that area rarely approached the exorbitant, the world-class, or even the gourmet. (One startling exception… Continue reading Food and Drink Post: Restaurant Memories

Culture, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Humor

Occasional Quote of the Day: Everybody’s Saying SPAM!

Happy 83rd Birthday, Spam! This much maligned loved product, from the Hormel Company, was first introduced to the world on July 5, 1937. Its name was based on two words (neither of whose products is actually in thing itself): SPiced and hAM. Thus, SP-AM. (The ingredients in Spam, as announced in early days were “pork, salt,… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: Everybody’s Saying SPAM!

Food and Drink, History, Military

For the Gift I Have Received, I Am Truly Thankful–Memorial Day 2020

This post was originally published on Ricochet in May of 2019.  This year, in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic, the commemoration of Memorial Day will be different, but no less heartfelt. Today is the nation’s officially designated Memorial Day. My mother-in-law never called it anything but Decoration Day, and never commemorated it on any day… Continue reading For the Gift I Have Received, I Am Truly Thankful–Memorial Day 2020

Food and Drink, History, Miscellaneous

Covid-19 Update from Whiskey Rebellion Country

Well, the local distilleries are doing a booming business. Stopped out at one of my favorites the other day, and picked up a bottle of their “peated bourbon” (as good as any Islay single-malt scotch, IMHO), and had a chat with my friend Ellen, the proprietor. They’re doing great. Selling out, in fact. I didn’t stop… Continue reading Covid-19 Update from Whiskey Rebellion Country

Cooking, Food and Drink

Calling All Pasta Lovers, Everywhere!

Anyone who’s worried about carbohydrates, please take a step back. Three cheers for the “Pasta Grannies” YouTube channel, and for the old ladies who show us how it’s done. It’s a really good look for social isolation, and for nourishing, filling meals during a time of trouble. As someone who’s had a manual “pasta” machine for years,… Continue reading Calling All Pasta Lovers, Everywhere!

Cooking, Food and Drink, Recipes

Friday Food and Drink Post: One a Penny, Two a Penny

A Good Friday tradition I don’t always adhere to but which, for many reasons, this year I thought I should. Blessings and a joyous Easter season to all Christians, a Happy Passover holiday to all of the Jewish faith, and best wishes for the happiness, safety, and health of absolutely everyone. Legend has it that… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: One a Penny, Two a Penny