Tag: food


Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Peppers, Cilantro and Thyme

Quick to make, Oven Roasted Potatoes are simple to make.  The usual recipe – garlic & Rosemary is nice, but gets a bit old.  This is one I’ve been using for quite a long time, and is full of interesting flavors, as well as texture and color.  Not only tastes great, but plates nicely. Oven […]

Alcohol, Christmas, holiday

Christmas Wassail

Christmas Wassail 5 apples 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 cup port 4 12-ounce bottles of ale or dark beer, plus 1/4 cup 4 cinnamon sticks 4 cloves 1 Lemon, zest only 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Slice apples in half, and core.  […]

Christmas, Desserts

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies (Spritzgeback)

I remember so vividly making spritz cookies (spritzgebäck.) at Christmas every year.  I loved making the tree shaped ones, as well as the stars.  We always made trees, stars, wreaths, and camels.  And always used food coloring — red, green, yellow, and sprinkled them with sugar or decoration. What I especially remember was eating the […]