mustard mint potato and green bean salad

mustard mint potato and green bean saladWhen I was a little girl, I equated certain foods with my different sets of grandparents. I could count on my Grandma Jeffress to have things like Chuck Wagon casserole and pigs-in-a-blanket made with Vienna sausages or tacos with the lettuce wilted in the sauce and heaped with shreds of cheddar cheese. Continue reading

french onion soup: water and onions

french onion soup: water and onionsCaptain’s Log – Day 4 of being completely surrounded by snow, and I have a few observations:

I’m drinking more than my fair share of turmeric-chai tea with milk and honey.

It’s quite a fab antidote to the icy, white outside. It contains many warming spices like turmeric, ginger, cardamom and black pepper. I know it sounds strange to put pepper in a drink, but trust me, it’s darn good. Continue reading