Sometimes, Oranger Is Better (Winter Squash Soup)

August weather has turned unexpectedly rainy today, starting with a rain and then a thunderstorm, and following with a cold wind which dried up the puddles but did nothing for the chill that set in earlier.  And so, when I have wandered into my kitchen in search of the meaning of life, or, failing that, of weather-appropriate food, it came to be that I emerged … Continue reading Sometimes, Oranger Is Better (Winter Squash Soup)

Black And White Bean Chili Con Carne With Three Kinds of Chili Pepper

I have always believed (and still do) that no food is as satisfying in really, really cold weather, as a stew.  And when the Swedish February forcefully reminded us that it is still well and truly winter with temperatures plunging below -10°C and half a metre of (newly fallen) snow on the ground, it seemed like the perfect excuse (should I have needed one) to … Continue reading Black And White Bean Chili Con Carne With Three Kinds of Chili Pepper

Mmmm!Eat! (Confessions of a happy carnivore.)

I make no secret of being a carnivore. I am, and have been for as long as I can recall, carnivorous – happily, and without qualms or ethical dilemmas.  I believe that humans are omnivores who are meant to have a good amount of meat in their diet.  If pressed about it, I’d rather give up chocolate than meat.  I also know that at least … Continue reading Mmmm!Eat! (Confessions of a happy carnivore.)