Soup Weather Approacheth

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in the mid-atlantic it’s about to be soup weather—-otherwise known as Fall or Autumn. It’s rather early for us this year, but I’ll take it. Any excuse to make soup which, by the way, I eat all year around. I used to think of…

Mussaka’a (Eggplant, Tomato, and Beef Stew)

If you’ve been following along, you know that I was recently gifted a bounty from my in-laws’ garden. This included three Japanese eggplants and two Italian eggplants. I still have plans for the Italian eggplants, but this morning I transformed the three Japanese eggplants into the most amazing beef tomato stew that I’ve ever tasted….

6 Months into Covid-19 Life and Shepherd’s Pie

So the fall semester started which is the main reason I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. September in particular is always challenging because every new semester means a significant adjustment in our lives. Additionally, sometimes summer Tawnya makes promises that fall Tawnya has trouble keeping 🙂 That being said, cooking and blogging is a…

A Drink, Dessert, and Dinner: Coping with Quarantine

What are you doing to cope with quarantine? I find I’m drawn to posts that pose this question. I will read every comment in reply and generally marvel at all the interesting things people are doing. I’m most envious of all the comments about cooking and baking. It seems that for many people this quarantine…

Friendsgiving

How lucky am I to have so many amazing friends who still, many years after we were no longer thrown together by school or jobs or other people, remain friends? Believe me, I know how lucky I am! That’s why I didn’t want November to come and go without at least trying to coordinate a…