Category Archives: Food & Home

What’s Cookin’ – Homemade Jellied Spiced Cranberry Sauce Revisited

Last year, I made homemade cranberry sauce for the first time.  It is so easy to make and so much better than the canned stuff (and we love the canned stuff), that I swore I would make it every year. … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Zucchini! (Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from King Arthur Flour)

Every year, I plant one zucchini plant.  One.  Mainly so that I can have zucchini blossoms to make Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms for my daughter, the engineer, who happens to love ’em. When I was at my sister’s house in … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Sou-boerag (Armenian Cheese Pie)

In my post, Three women who helped shape my world view, I talked about one woman, Gram, who taught me a lot about life as well as a lot about Armenia and great Armenian food. I’ve already posted three of … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Gram’s Armenian Tabouleh Salad

This is my third in a series of Armenian recipes that I have been making lately as I revisit the time that I lived in an Armenian community in Boston in the early 1980s. I talked about Gram (here) in … Continue reading

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They’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

I am going on an adventure this Summer. Most of this adventure will not involve my immediate family. I will be gone from home for 18 days and traveling approximately 7,812 miles by air and by car.  Not counting side … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Lahmajoon (Armenian Pizza)

One of my favorite Armenian dishes is Lahmajoon, the Armenian version of pizza.  When I lived in Boston, you could buy these at a local Armenian bakery.  As I recall it, they would make lamejun (their spelling) on Thursdays, and it … Continue reading

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I Love My Garden!

Last year, the garden went in between cold spells.  And rain.  And wind.  And thunderstorms.  Tornadoes ravaged the area, our state, and other parts of the country. One of our raised beds in April. We planted the spinach and lettuce … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Manti (Armenian Soup With Meat Filled Noodle Canoes)

In my post, Three women who helped shape my world view, I talked about an Armenian woman, who everyone referred to as Gram, that I knew in my early 20s.  I listened to her stories while sitting and working with her … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Fun

Father’ s Day was a 3-day event this year. First of all, my son-in-law invited DSH to go to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game with him and his dad and several of his male relatives.  They met up one night … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

I made some Honey Lavender Ice Cream recently (check out the post here).  It was different and creamy and really good. While I was working on making the ice cream, it occurred to me that these two flavors would also … Continue reading

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