My other half introduced me to this recipe. It was his grandmother’s. Passed down to his mother. Like all good recipes it’s been passed down to him. This is a recipe we love. It’s comfort food at its utmost pinnacle. If you look up home cooking in the dictionary, you might very well find this recipe. Happiness on a plate. Continue reading
When you’re living on the opposite side of a country from the rest of your family, unless it’s Lichtenstein, you tend to miss the things that you can’t get. When moving to Seattle I was horrified the first week I was here to realize that the only orange juice I’d be drinking would be the half-gallon that had made it across the country with me in a cooler. Why? As I’ve said before, my stomach hates me, so I have to drink low-acid orange juice. Only one company markets that – and it’s Tropicana. As I found out, only one supermarket chain carries it out here – and that’s QFC. Everyone carries every other bleeding variety except low acid. Thanks QFC for caring about us folks with stomachs which are hateful.
As a big plus to Seattle, it’s solved one of my other problems. I haven’t had a cup of coffee in a decade. That’s no exaggeration. In my college days at some point I started getting sick everyday. My stomach would turn and twist and be quite unhappy. I subsisted on orange juice and coffee in those days. Like, it’s all I drank. Sometimes all I ate, really. I never drink soda, ever. Sometimes it’s all I ate too. Not much on nutrition back then. But when you’re 19 you can live on coffee and cigarettes. Not so much these days. So that was it. One day I just drank water, and I wasn’t sick. First time in months and months. Didn’t take long to make the connection. Turns out that’s when my stomach organized its own revolt. I was able to find low acid orange juice, and that made my world livable again. And I moved onto being a tea fanatic. Which is great, I love hot tea and I drink gallons of it. But I always miss coffee. Always. Sad story. Moving to Seattle I’ve found acid neutralized coffee. I know, I know, low acid coffee’s are around – but they usually taste like dirt. Not interested. I found something out here which actually approximates real coffee. Thank you Seattle and your horrid coffee addiction! Continue reading