One snowy and freezing day, in which outside temperatures hovered around 10° F, my apartment was filled with a clean lemony and early spring, floral smell of Meyer Lemon Muffins. These aren’t super sweet muffins mimicking cupcakes. They have an earthy flavor from wheat flour, flax seeds and chia seeds as the glaze sweetens the muffins with an extra lemony taste. As temperatures continue to rise and extremely fall (in some places below 0° F), the taste and smell of these Meyer Lemon Muffins reminds us of early spring gardens as we watch snowflakes dance outside our windows. Read more →
It’s that time of year when everyone or someone is not quite feeling well with colds, sore throats, body aches and headaches. As much as we try to avoid becoming ill, eventually the cold catches up to most of us at least once per year, and it’s usually when we’re most stressed. Medications temporarily offer relief from annoying dry coughs, nasal drippings, and pounding headaches; vitamins promise over night cures; and a wise visit to a doctor for practical treatment are one of the many ways to seek relief from minor colds. Occasionally, I patiently wait for a soothing cup of Ginger Lemon Tea, a classic homestyle treat. Read more →
The Lemon-Sage Chicken served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice is one of those recipes that almost didn’t make it online. It is too simple of a good dish. It’s so simple that it didn’t call for a post. There are no stories behind this recipe. Perhaps, the exception is the boyfriend firmly insisted I write about it. Why? He thinks this is one of the best dishes. He savored every bite. It caught him by surprise to learn this dish wasn’t being posted. Read more →
This past Saturday, the boyfriend and I played Mr. and Ms. Santa Claus. This is a last minute, quick recipe for an impromptu visit to New Jersey. I also brought gingermen and gingerwomen cookies as gifts for the kids from a bakery in Chelsea.