The Recipe Curmudgeon

Rebecca Kennedy
Discerning Commentary on Food, Recipes, Cooking, Life.
Created 05 Apr 2021
  • The Magic of Twitter
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Image By NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team There are a few people I studiously follow on Twitter. They are quite...
  • Loki's Favorite French Vanilla Ice Cream
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    My husband is the official “cat whisperer” of the family. Our cats, current and past, have been cosseted to a degree that many would claim to be obsessive. However, yesterday I found myself in full Ca...
  • Sunday Curmudgeonly The New New Normal
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Image: Sheila Sund I spoke with a good friend this week who said that if she had her druthers, she would hardly ever leave her house now. She doesn’t leave it often; and then, very carefully distanced...
  • Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The blueberries were calling to me. They weren’t the perfect, petite, wild Maine variety, but they were local, fresh, and smelling great. So I grabbed a pint. I love pairing them with lemon, so I deci...
  • Sunday Curmudgeonly What's Your Memorial Meal?
    19 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Every year on Nov 15th, my family orders Chinese-American take-out. Nothing particularly authentic, just yummy egg rolls, spare ribs, pork fried rice, General Gau’s Chicken, you get the idea. We do it...
  • Bourbon, Maple, and Candied Pecan Ice Cream
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    It may be September, but I’m still making and eating ice cream. My go-to is a coffee flavor, but this Maple-Bourbon-Pecan recipe looked intriguing and so I gave it a try. The original is from the Bojo...
  • Chris Swartz RIP
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    My heart is in pieces as I contemplate the rest of my life without my little brother, Christopher Swartz. He had a huge heart, a wonderful smile, and was a loyal and true friend to many. Christopher g...
  • Sunday Curmudgeonly Water Is Life
    12 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Along with a countless number of UU congregations throughout America today, I participated in our in-gathering Water Ceremony. After a summer of lay-led and joint services with neighboring congregatio...
  • Basically Bourdain's Bourride
    11 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Some say Bouillabaisse cannot exist outside of Provence, where you can get the traditional 7 fish varieties served by boat captains and restaurants in Marseille, the port city which is its birthplace....
  • Sunday Curmudgeonly The Perfect Labor Day Bombe Aux Trois Chocolats Dessert Kit
    05 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    Our daughter planned to be away on Labor Day weekend, so we visited on Friday morning before her departure. To her surprise, we also delivered a Bombe Aux Trois Chocolats dessert kit. When she was you...
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