I did it. I joined the other half of the population who has been enjoying and loves Kale. These Kale Chips are my third dish in a week where Kale stood up and was noticed.Continue reading »
Kale with Sausage, White Beans & Butternut Squash
By now, most everyone is aware that kale comes packed with a bushel of health benefits, even if you’re not quite sure what they are specifically. This would be the time to share that I wanted to be sure I knew before moving on. So I googled ‘health ben’ and before completing the word ‘benefits’…never mind adding the word ‘kale’…I had 2,150,000 results for Health Benefits of Kale. Here’s a link to a quick Top 10 List that is well worth reading. I had no idea.Continue reading »
After a week of sharing and reminiscing about New England, I give you my most favorite dessert, inspired by the Monadnock Inn’s secret Chocolate Mousse recipe. As I recall, several years ago, their recipe earned Gourmet magazine’s Best Chocolate Mousse award.Continue reading »
No slow crawl through New England would be complete without The Lobster Roll. It’s a classic. No words required. Enjoy.
The Lobster Roll
- 1 1.75 lb. lobster or 2 (1 lb.) lobsters, steamed
- 1 celery stalk fine diced
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- 3-4 Tbl. mayonnaise
- 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice
- freshly cracked pepper
- shredded lettuce
- 2 hot dog buns
- butter for toasting
- Remove lobster meat from shells and cut into bite-sized pieces. Combine with celery, scallion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pepper.
- Toast sides of hot dog buns in butter. Then layer in a small amount of shredded lettuce, topped with a generous amount of lobster salad.
- Serve with a side of coleslaw and potato chips.
When I make French Onion Soup I know my family feels loved. That makes me happy. A big pot of buttery caramelized onions, fresh herbs & garlic, nice rich beef stock, topped with an over-sized crouton smothered with cheese. It’s LOVE I tell you.Continue reading »
As kids growing up, when we went out to a restaurant, what we ordered was routine (thank goodness I outgrew that phase). Even though Mom had it memorized and could have easily ordered for us, from as early as I can remember she insisted we order our own meal (and take our elbows off the table). The server would take our drink order first, mine was always Ginger Ale. Then they’d come back and take our meal order, mine was always a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a cup of Clam Chowder. Always. When you grow up in New England, it’s not a matter of whether Clam Chowder is the ‘soup of the day’….it will always be on the menu.Continue reading »
I made scrumptious Pistachio-Chai muffins yesterday afternoon. I sat down at my computer this morning, muffin by my side, to write about them. I didn’t get two sentences in before I was stuck. How do I describe the flavor of Chai Tea? I love it. I’ve had it many times since Shelby first introduced it to me several years ago. I know there’s cinnamon, I think there may be ginger and clove, but it’s depth of flavor is far more than that.Continue reading »
I really should make muffins more often. They are perfect for breakfast, beautiful as an afternoon snack, and happiness just before bed. Beautiful little bundles of goodness. When a recipe calls for Chai Tea, Buttermilk, and Pistachios and you happen to have all of them in the house….it’s a sign. These Pistachio-Chai Muffins have hints of cinnamon, ginger, star anise, clove, cardamom…all the wonderful spices that make Chai Tea so comforting.Continue reading »
If you’ve been following Lemony Thyme for a bit, you’ve probably picked up on our love for slow braising meats. So much so, I added the category B is for Braising to our recipe roster. Whether it be a Beef Pot Roast, Pork Chops, Beef Shanks, Chicken in a Pot, or this gorgeous Boston Butt Pork Roast, braising takes any cut of meat and turns it into tender love.Continue reading »