Category: Cuisine and Food

Is Cili Kamias a Good Restaurant in Vilnius

12 May 2016

Cili Kaimas is not so different from another stalwart of Vilnius’s local cuisine offerings “Forto Dvaras”. whilst it’s also a traditional Lithuanian restaurant, it is perhaps more popular than it’s competitor and it is part of the Cili chain which also includes Cili Pica. There are several in Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipeda but the most […]

Pastuerized Milk

22 April 2016

We lived in the country approximately seventeen miles from the nearest grocery store at a time in my younger life.  Of course, there were small stores, the penny candy kind, not too far away, that carried tobacco, soft drinks and the likes, but, none of the staples that would be bought at the grocery store, […]

Marmite why its Important and how to get Kids to Eat it

20 April 2016

I like Marmite. Unfortunately, I was introduced to it by my British husband, and the very first time I tried it was a horrible experience. He grew up eating it and didn’t realize that it’s an acquired taste and should not be given to the uninitiated by spreading it on toast. We were still living […]

Olive Oil Garlic Oregano Eggs

20 April 2016

There are certain ingredients that are staples in my diet. I absolutely depend on them, and would find it very hard to give them up. First, olive oil. Yes, in a pinch I will use vegetable oil, but, basically, there is no substitute for tasty and nutritious olive oil. I do alot of stovetop cooking, […]

Recipes Lasagna

27 March 2016

This lasagna is simple to make and delicious to eat. I learned it from growing up in a huge Italian family and have made it my own. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: Sauce:2 28-oz. cans crushed tomatoes1 6-oz. can tomato paste1 lb. ground meat (beef works best, but you could use turkey, or a mixture)1 large sweet onion […]

Recipes Ideas for Celebrating Easter as a Vegetarian

26 March 2016

Easter and Christmas are particularly difficult for me, since I live with a vegetarian although love turkey. Fortunately for him, I love him more, and in an effort to compromise found a way that we could both enjoy those celebration dinners without either of us losing out. I love tradition. I love turkey, trimmings, stuffing, […]

How to Store an Open Bottle of Champagne

19 January 2016

Ah, champagne! Delicious sharp, effervescent wine of celebration and excess! Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, any excuse to pop off a cork and drink deep of that giddy bubbly goodness from France, the motherland of decent booze. But occasionally, at the end of an evening of righteous excess you might find some champagne left in a […]

Split pea soup is naturally gluten-free

18 January 2016

If you are on a gluten-free diet, split pea soup is a nutritious and satisfying choice. It is high in protein, does not contain grains, and does not need to be thickened with flour. Although commercial canned soup is readily available at the supermarket, and comes in convenient, small servings, it can also be bland-tasting, […]

Gluten Free Flours Starches and other Ingredients for Gluten Free Cooking

24 November 2015

When you bake bread, make a cake or a batch of cookies, or whip up a few buttermilk biscuits for breakfast, you use cereal grain flour. Wheat, rye and barley are cereal grains, and these contain a protein called gluten. If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or other autoimmune disorder that calls for […]

Freeganism

24 November 2015

Subcultures rejecting contemporary consumer culture have grown in popularity in the past few decades, as America has become increasingly obsessed with consuming. Freegans stand out from the crowd for being a bit more unconventional than the rest. They can frequently be seen digging through store dumpsters for still-edible food in order to make use of […]