I love baked apples; in pies, cobblers, cakes, — you name it, and I love them. But I think apple crisp is my favorite. I’ll blame it on my brother since he was crazy over it when we were growing up. And if he knew […]
I can’t resist pomegranates. Although I’ve never owned a tree, I can remember knowing where at least one was growing when I was young — no matter where I lived — and kept an eye on it to see if it mattered to whomever […]
Does anyone remember eating warm spinach and bacon salad? I think the first time I tried it was at my aunt's house when I was in junior high. There was something fascinating about the sweet and tangy taste of it…and the bacon? Right.
I'd love to take credit for this recipe which is a lovely, more elegant version, but I can't. It's one of Susan Branch's recipes from her Christmas from the Heart of the Home book. If you aren't familiar with her, you're really missing something wonderful. I love browsing through her site and leafing through her books which are so much more than just cookbooks. They're like a trip to a special place where life is slow and pleasant, and creativity abounds. Such an amazing woman!
I like to make this salad at this time of year, because of the pomegranates, of course. And recently, I learned a new way to peel them, which makes me very happy considering I won't have to tolerate a red stain on my cutting board for a week or more.