Family Health Issue Alert

I just found out today that my Dad will have to have a triple bypass surgery either Friday or Monday, so I probably will not be posting much, if at all, until things settle down. Thank you all for your patience–and thanks to everyone, including the folks of Athens who voted in The Best of […]

I Must Brag Now, and Do The Happy Barbara Dance!

Why is that, you may ask? Huh, why, why, why? Well, I will tell you why. Because Restaurant Salaam, where I have been working for the past few months, was just named “Best Ethnic Restaurant” in the Dining section of the Athens News Best of Athens reader poll. We also took second place in “Best […]

Extra Bonus Weekend Cat Blogging: What Are The Felines Up To These Days?

You know, I spend so much time keeping everyone updated on how Kat is growing and developing, I feel like my four-footed babies are getting short shrift. So, here is an update on the antics of some of our feline friends, as they bring a smile to our days. First up, we have Grimalkin, fondly […]

For A Snowy Night: Spiced Beef And Lentil Stew

This hearty stew is based upon the plain German lentil soup I grew up eating. The soup of my childhood was taught to my Dad’s mom by her mother-in-law, Anna Marie Fisher, whose parents were German immigrants. She had it from her Bavarian mother, and as I understand it, the dish was typical winter food […]

A Very Quick And Simple Chinese Stir Fry: Cilantro Chicken

This is one of those easy to put together, simple stir-fries which has a minimum of ingredients but a maximum of flavor that make it perfect for a quick dinner after work. While this is an original recipe, I didn’t come up with the idea myself; I based it on a dish I had at […]

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