A beautiful day leads to a beautiful night

Another beautiful day on the water in Wilmington, North Carolina allows us to spot a pod of porpoises near our boat.  Look closely, you will see a fin!  or two!  And below, another swimming in the water!      When the day has ended, we enjoy our dinner of Mussels in a Green Curry sauce with Noodles as we gaze out our window onto the water.       To prepare this feast for your family folllow the recipe below: Cook julienned carrots and sliced sweet onions in 1 1/2C Vegetable stock until al dente Add 2 teaspoons of green curry … Continue reading A beautiful day leads to a beautiful night

Gnocchi and Langostino Tails

A wonderful, rich dinner of potato Gnocchi with langostine tails will change your mind about gluten-free low-cal cooking.  The sauce begins with minced garlic, green onion or shallot and tarragon lightly sauteed in olive oil. After sweating the vegetables add 1 cup of corn milk made by food processing fresh or frozen corn kernels.Corn pairs so well with lobster, scallops and other sweet delicate seafood/shellfish!  Begin cooking the pre-made (yes I cheated here, but who wouldn’t use such a great gluten free helper?) gnocchi in a pot at medium boil with well salted water.   Gnocchi cook a lot quicker … Continue reading Gnocchi and Langostino Tails

Dinner, too…Greek Hunter’s Stew

Another of my husband’s favorites for dinner tonight. Stefado (Hunter’s Stew) is a chilly weather dish that hits all the right notes. Best when made with game meat like venison, rabbit or even lamb, stefado is also wonderful when made with beef. Cubes of meat are browned in butter. (Let the butter brown in the pan a little before adding the meat for best flavor.) Add salt, pepper, 2 bay leaves, 1 clove crushed garlic, 1/2 stick cinnamon, 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup red wine, 1/2 small can of tomato paste and add 2cups of water (or more … Continue reading Dinner, too…Greek Hunter’s Stew

No Dough….no problem

I’ve been intrigued of late by some Facebook posts, Pins, and recipe posts talking about a dough free pizza. Pizza without crust? Whatsa matter for you? Believe it or not…. this stuff is good. And for those who need to be gluten free or carb free…it is a BONANZA! I decided on a rainy day to make a big batch of Beef Barley and Mushroom soup. But I wanted a side dish to make the meal a little more hearty. So… why not try the dough free pizza? Unfortunately, while I was cleaning my oven, the glass door cracked and … Continue reading No Dough….no problem

What’s for Dinner, Mom?

Rainy day comfort food is in order today. I ask Sonny what I can cook for him while he is visiting. He is a man of few words, a Gentle Giant. But a little nudging merits the answer. Corned Beef and Cabbage with boiled vegetables. Perfect for a cold, rainy day in NC. Boil the corned beef with spice package and a few extra peppercorns. Throw in a couple bay leaves. Skim off scum for a clear broth. After one hour add potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage quarters. Continue cooking for another hour. Remove veggies and top with a couple … Continue reading What’s for Dinner, Mom?