In the first years following our meeting, I was caught up in a cavalcade of American fast-food and a family who was food-dysfunctional, my dear mother in law came a long way from oatmeal nights and I love to help her anytime she asks me to. There's still hope for Pizza Dave but Chris of all people, has morphed into a proud Foodie who eats cheesehead and scrape roasted garlic on his bread. My man who was once *allergic* to about anything and could only survive on chicken patties and steak-umms. He says he can't remember last time he bought those and makes a sad face but I know he appreciates everything we cook.
|The Prayer Tree|
|Helleborus Niger "HGC Josef Lemper Lenten Rose"|
St-Patrick's day is coming so cabbage and brisket is on sale so what better way to save money and make tasty food but to follow the trend. I was tempted to make a traditional *corned beef and cabbage* but I found this Guinness Brisket recipe and I'm a huge fan of stuffed cabbage so we'll go with that, maybe we'll get invited at Tracy's for the traditional stuff, she's a big fan of it. For leftovers, I'll be making a potato and brisket pie, the name says it all. It's a different version of the salmon and potato pie I make but I have the feeling it stinks as much. (Funny story that, actually.)
I meant to mention that two weeks ago I went to the flower and garden show in Providence and one of my favorite part is the shopppiinngg! The Crimson Lion , who are out of Westfield, Ma, was present and I bought a big jar of raspberry and jalapeno jelly, oh-so-tasty. It made my mouth tingly from the hot sweetness and Chris bought a jar of habanero death salsa that made my mouth go numb, I love the show with the pretty flowers, it's a breath of fresh air in the dreary February.
|Victorian Tea Time|
I'll be back with a cooking post this week, I promise.