month : 01/2016 4 results

Stuffed Jalapenos

The Super Bowl I have three thoughts on the Super Bowl. 1: I watched it with Roger Staubach’s cousin when the Cowboys played and he was kickin’. 2: It’s nice we have an informal national holiday with more Clydesdales than reindeer. 3: I think it’s really funny how the Roman Numerals are getting out of hand, but it’s a great embedded lesson, IIX =VIII, sorta. Stabilize yourself, I do not own a television. Therefore, you know I am writing this from the bottom of my heart. I will ...

Tuscan Inspired White Bean Soup

Beans often times get a bad rap. It is so wrong, therefore, I want to put things straight starting with this recipe. Am I on a bean crusade? You won't find this in a can, not this intense fragrance and flavor. Cooking the whole head of garlic in the pot gives it the buttery nuance of baked garlic while sauteing a little more garlic in olive oil with the herbs lends nuttiness and releases herb oils. If you are a real garlic-head you can double up on the garlic used, I do. Can be served as a ...

Weather or Not

  I have a few fellow snow-flakes in this world. We send messages back and forth with the promise of “heavy at times” precipitation being perhaps the most thrilling phrase in meteorology. My buddy Boodles texted me inquiring rightfully, what is with the milk and bread BS? “What should an experienced palate stock their pantry with in the imminence of a blizzard?” I put the question out there in the gleefully sinking barometric spectrum of the Internet and began scribbling ...

Blackberry Borscht

Friends, let's tangle apron strings! On Thursday,  February 11, 2016 Victoria Godfrey (speaking for myself) will be offering another Soup Workshop at Pharsalia http://pharsaliaevents.com in Nelson County, Virginia. The main kitchen of this remarkable plantation, dating back to 1814, is truly the place to be on a frosty winter day. The big oven roasting, pots bubbling on the stove and the fireplace crackling, well, it doesn't get much cozier. When you look out the windows and see DePriest ...