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Celebrate Black History Month with Dinner at Indigo House

Celebrate Black History Month with Dinner at Indigo House

Celebrate Black History Month this year with a Southern Sunday Supper on a Saturday Night. On Saturday, February 24th, 2018 this dinner for eight will feature iconic African-American and Southern dishes. After a 1st course of “Pot Likker” soup accompanied by Hot Cornbread with Homemade […]

Roasting Garlic for our summer eating

Roasting Garlic for our summer eating

Once in the spring and then once again in the fall I buy a big mesh tube of garlic heads and roast those suckers all on the same day for my quart of roasted garlic that lives in my fridge till it’s gone.  For ‘fresh’ […]

Leni and Kip’s Turkey Pies

Leni and Kip’s Turkey Pies

I do hope each and every one had a wonderful feast on T-Day. There were 13 of us at the table this year and lots and lots of savory rich food! However I’ve never cared for the taste of the seemingly endless days of Thanksgiving […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes on a drizzly day

Twice-Baked Potatoes on a drizzly day

  About once a year I get the urge to bake up a huge batch of twice-baked potatoes for the freezer. It’s a simple operation but one that goes easier if you have everything laid out and ready when the hot potatoes come out of […]

Split Pea Soup – Winter’s Comfort Food

Split Pea Soup – Winter’s Comfort Food

My Split Pea Soup was inspired by Andersen’s Restaurant, Solvang, California, c. 1952 When I was a little girl in the early 1950s it took almost 18 hours to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco on Highway 101. My mother and stepfather made this […]