Again with the Caramelized Onions

So when I see a recipe with caramelized onions, balsamic and mushrooms I just have to make it.  As soon as possible.  This is how we found ourselves eating these amazing biscuits.  Make them now.  And know that if you accidently put in double the butter because you are halving a recipe before ample amounts of coffee have entered your bloodstream, it’s okay :}

The link is HERE for Joy’s recipe.


Only kale can save us now…


The holiday season was certainly deliciously extravagant.  But now, it’s lots of curry and green veg saving the day.  The best thing about curry is that you can put in pretty much anything and it’s so yummy—

Here’s a recent curry creation–enjoy.  It wouldn’t win a beauty contest but oh was it ever amazing.

1 T miso paste

1 T oil

1 T curry powder

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp sesame oil

juice of one lemon

one diced onion

one diced potato

1/4 C dried lentils simmered for 20 minutes in 1 1/2 cups of veggie broth

1 can coconut milk

3 Cups chopped kale

While lentils are simmering, saute miso, oil, curry powder, garlic, onions, sesame oil and lemon juice.  Dice potato and add coconut milk simmer until potatoes begin to be tender.  Add lentils and kale-cover and let steam until kale is tender.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy–maybe with some cornbread that you CAN make with polenta. Great days.


We forgot to food blog again…!!!!


Oops.  We keep making things and eating them before the camera comes out.  It’s been busy and so delicious around here.  We’ve been cooking and baking up a storm for the holidays.  And now we’re in to January and making some delicious healthy options to balance out last month’s pure extravagance.  Just to get you caught up–here are some lovely Christmas morning cinnamon rolls.  Used the dough from my favorite thanksgiving rolls–made half into cinnamon rolls and half in to plain crescent rolls for Christmas dinner.  Yum.

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I <3 Caramelized Onions

The onions in Ireland are particularly strong.  Vicious really.  They don’t just make you cry, they make you weep.  I get a good cry and then sweat them with butter– caramelizing them into submission.  Caramelized onions make everything better. So does a good cry.  It’s a win win.

Today though, the alarm repairman rang the doorbell mid weeping session.  Awkward.

Sangria made in a flash with the left over autumn sangria fruit from Sandrine's b-day Saturday. YUM!

Tonight I’m making a garlic free squash and sage lasagna. The recipe doesn’t call for caramelized onions but I think it should.  It’s the perfect rich taste to compliment the other flavors.  Also I added spinach because it was about to go off in the fridge :}

It’s good.  Really, really good.


To Caramelize onions:  Get a good hunk of butter [at least a couple tablespoons] and thinly chop the onions.  Let them simmer on a low heat for at least 20 minutes stirring occasionally.  Your house will smell divine and your dinners taste instantly gourmet.

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Waffle Wednesday

There was lots of laughter, delicious toppings, nutella abounding and great conversation.  It all happened so fast there are no pics.  Don’t worry there will be a next time. :]  
*** Got a pic this time for a delightful Whiskey Waffle Wednesday :}
Nana’s waffles
1 cup all-purpose flour   (I use whole wheat)
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 tablesoppn rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg. separated
7/8 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1.  Heat waffle iron. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.  Wisk yolk and buttermilk and butter.
2.  Beat egg white until it just holds a 2-inch peak.  (they’ve got to be kidding) (nana note).
3.  Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in a thin steady stream while mixing gently with a rubber spatula. Gently fold egg white into batter
4.  Spread appropriate amount of batter onto waffle iron.  Cook waffle until golden brown.  2 to 5 minutes You can keep waffle warm on a wire rack in a 200 degree oven for up to 5 minutes.
This doubles makes 11 squares, you may have to experiment with your waffle maker depending on its size to know how much it will make for you.
almost as good as butter milk waffles.
If you are out of buttermilk.  Make your own baking powder using baking soda and cream of tartar and cutting back on the quanity of milk
Follow recipe for Best Buttermilk Waffles, adding 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar to the dry ingredients and substituting a scant 3/4 cup milk for the buttermilk. 
*****Or just use the less milk and no cream of tartar 🙂  It is really forgiving. 

Taco Tuesday

 Yup I got the ladies to eat this tonight.  And they even said they would eat it again some day.  Could be lies but who knows.  It’s Joy’s Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos modified to fit our lives.  Instead of red cabbage, I used some green that showed up at our door step.  Instead of sweet potatoes I used roasted butternut squash.  We didn’t find cilantro but it would have totally made it fantastic.  Quite filling, especially with all the orange poppy seed cookies we ate today :]