Stuffed Bell Peppers


Ingredients 8 bell peppers (orange, yellow, red) with top and seeds removed 2 lb sweet or sage ground sausage 3 zucchini diced 2 packs shitake mushrooms sliced 4 tbsp minced garlic 4 tbsp minced ginger 1/3 cup vermouth or dry sherry 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 can green chili peppers or 2 diced jalapeno peppers (or 1 tsp red pepper [more]

Fall pumpkin persimmon pie


Ingredients fresh pumpkin chunks (enough for one cup once pureed) fresh Appalachian persimmons gathered just after falling from tree to guarantee sweetness (enough for one cup once strained) olive oil 1/2 cup monkfruit extract 1/3 cup organic cream cheese 1/3 cup organic heavy whipping cream 1 tbsp cornstarch 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp fine salt 3 large [more]

A Fireside Evening

2022-01-25T15:17:36+00:00General, Meditations|

Old records that once belonged to my grandparents crooning, their static crackle here and there warming my soul.  I laugh at the album cover, a famous singer smoking away with gaudy gold rings on his fingers.  I imagine my grandparents playing these same songs, did they dance together or cook dinner and hum along?  The older I get the more [more]

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