Pierogi

I'm an Eastern European mutt, descended from grandparents and great grandparents who were born in the tiny, border shifting villages of Romania, Russia, and Poland. At some point, my ancestors may have been Ukranian, or Hungarian, or Bulgarian. We have no records that far back, but considering the politics and the fluid borders of that… Continue reading Pierogi

Tongan coconut quick bread

Tonga. It's a land of complete mystery to me. All I knew before the My Kitchen My World group selected it as our next culinary destination was that it's Polynesian. An archipelago of tropical islands sprinkled out somewhere in the vicinity of Fiji (about which I know very little as well, though it features in… Continue reading Tongan coconut quick bread

A wee bowl of Scotland

A few Octobers ago, we went to Scotland, and I think that trip changed H's life forever. Before that trip, she had no particular affinity for the country, aside from knowing it was where J. K. Rowling lives and wrote the books that H adored, devoured, memorized, and essentially dwelt in for several years of… Continue reading A wee bowl of Scotland

My first stop on the My Kitchen My World tour: Sweden

My very patient online baking buddy Margaret has been inviting me for several months to join the My Kitchen My World group, which is on an extended culinary tour of the world, country by country, month by month. I finally decided to join for August's virtual visit to Sweden, and then, of course, August slipped… Continue reading My first stop on the My Kitchen My World tour: Sweden