Thanks to the Food Network, we’re getting introduced to a wide variety of new ingredients from the world over. Some of them are a curiosity, especially to author LoRee Peery~~~
I call myself a lump in the kitchen, even though I could make lumpless gravy at age ten. When our church gatherings invite pot luck or there’s a celebration of life, I head to the deli.
Recipes, especially those with gorgeous photos, draw in the reader. I’ve read some of the ingredients, only to be mystified. I’ve looked many up in the dictionary. My mouth recently watered at pictures of a favored comfort food~~Mac ‘N’ Cheese. (I substitute with quinoa or rice pasta because I avoid wheat these days.)
Hmm…pecorino cheese? Panko bread crumbs? Not even in the dictionary. Google claims pecorino is made of ewe’s milk and panko is Japanese bread without crust. Good Grief. One of the dishes was topped with small round buds that I deduced to be capers. Capers? To me, a caper is a light-hearted adventure. I guess these kinds of capers grow on a bush.
Where does a person even buy such things?
I grew up on simple fare, home-grown beef, chicken, pork, eggs; potatoes and other garden veggies. Fruit and maybe a cake were dessert. (My mom was a great baker, but she cooked without measuring, as my oldest daughter does. Their gifts are not mine.)
My dear husband claims to eat most anything, thank the Lord, and I have a few basic, practiced dishes that are favorites. I can do crock-pot meals. I can do salads that have close to all the food groups—good enough for us but not pretty in presentation for public consumption.
I know how to avoid disasters in the kitchen because I have experienced too many nightmare calamities to count. But for some strange reason I have a vast collection of cookbooks and recipes for my daughters and granddaughters to wonder over some day.
Nebraska country girl LoRee Peery writes fiction that hopefully appeals to adult readers who enjoy stories written from a Christian perspective, focusing on the romance. These include novels and novellas for women and men in the Contemporary, Romance, Historical, Time Travel, and Mystery/Suspense categories. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. Her Frivolities Series and the book based on her father’s unsolved homicide, Touches of Time, are available on Amazon. She is who she is by the grace of God: Christian, country girl, wife, mother, grandmother and great-, sister, friend, and author.
Connect with LoRee through these links:
Find her publications at Pelican http://tinyurl.com/kwz9enk
Courting Country purchase link: