My DIL introduced me to her Instant Pot last night. Says they’re really the latest trend.
I’d never heard of it.
An extreme pressure cooker which lets off lots of steam when finished.
She threw 3 ingredients in the pot and six minutes later it was complete. Even the dried penne and FROZEN meatballs.
They returned from swim practice and I’ve been here when the family is eating really late cause they get home and have to make dinner. Not last night. We were dining at 7:30 which was like a magic trick!
There’s a porridge setting and you can make yogurt or a cheesecake
or homemade ricotta. Thousands of people have joined an Instant pot group
I made fresh cranberry relish for Thanksgiving in New York City then realized I wanted to eat it again. This recipe makes about 6 cups.
A pound of cranberries,rinsed and drained
two Granny Smiths, quartered and cored
two navel oranges cut up
1 cup of sugar
pulse ingredients, one at a time not to mush or purée -chopped up, coarsely
mix together in large bowl. Add sugar
Grateful for all we have
I was astounded by the huge amount of donations at the Ohio State natatorium on Sunday afternoon where I attended the 2016 Thanks for Giving Fall Classic Swim Meet & Food Drive.
Monday, a forklift will come to transport the huge containers to a truck for delivery. All the swimmers from competing teams brought food for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
Four of my grandkids swim for the hosting Ohio State Swim Club.
Seeing these overflowing containers was a reminder to not only be grateful for all I have but to remember people in need. The swim meet announcer read the statistics of who is hungry and it is painful to know.
Witnessing the swim families’ generosity and knowing people are hungry and rely on the donated food was a sight I wanted to share.
Linea Verde- Green Market
Bloomfield neighborhood on Liberty Avenue.
Steve and I were on our way to dinner and so that’s why you see the outdoor pumpkin display going both directions.
After dinner we went inside and bought pizzelles. Anise flavored.
I Had to ask about the roots in the first photo-turmeric!
Labriola’s Italian Grocery
Pratt Museum Homer Alaska
and thinking about the idiomatic phrase horse of another color
In February, I’ll be filled with Nostalgia for a vine ripened summer tomato. You can taste the sun. A little salt and freshly ground pepper bring out the flavor.
My sister bought this one at the Union Square market today. Booths were filled with pumpkins, gourds and jugs of apple cider.
There’s no replacement for a summer tomato.
Thanks to my neighbor for giving me the arugula.
Steve brought home the olives and fresh pasta. A recipe from the excellent chef Anna Flevola formerly of La Cucina Flegrea. Garlic, olive oil, a bit of red onion, pine nuts, walnuts, raisins, red pepper flakes and a ladle of pasta water -topped with the rocket/arugula and freshly grated Parmesan.
Ready to serve
This should be photo four but having WP posting issue w photos tonight
Mary and I got a cab to the Anchorage Railroad Depot, checked in our tagged bags, drank a delicious coffee and waited to board the glass roofed train to Denali.
At the start of the train ride there were just nine of us and then 58 joined us at Talkeetna. It’s now the end of the season that started in May.
We decided to get breakfast after an early start
Mary ordered the reindeer/ egg scrambler skillet.
Chef Malachi cooked our breakfasts to perfection! Delicious.
Jerrica tended the bar at the front of the car
Our conductor A.J. He has to get off the train to manually switch the tracks so we could wait on the side as another train passed, going south.
Matthew our excellent server on the left and Crystal our knowledgeable tour guide.
Both of them made it a fun and memorable adventure. The train ride is about eight hours. We didn’t knit or nap, didn’t want to miss a single second.
(Good sports to let me photograph them, thanks!)
We saw a pair of Trumpeter Swans who mate for life.
Their young ones were swimming on their own
After the lunch crowd left the dining car and went back upstairs, I enjoyed a Forest pie with rhubarb, apple, blackberry and strawberries topped with vanilla ice cream. Matt asked if I wanted a lot of whipped cream or a little.🙂
Everyone was so nice, the scenery so incredible. Andy took a photo of us at the table too, which was great for the memory book, but unfortunately I did not take his pic.
We highly recommend the train tour.
Coppelia Cuban Diner open 24-7 where chefs dine after work
14th Street between 7th &
Freshly baked pastries and cheese rolls
Dos Huevos (over) Cuban Toast Chimicurri Home Fries
After breakfast we walked along the Highline where we saw this
Artist Tony Matelli’s sculpture Sleepwalker Sleepwalker sculpture wakes you up article