Author: Debra

WALKING ON SUNSHINE & MEYER LEMON CURD

Musical pairing – Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves If you saw this post then you’ll know how fortunate I am to have great blogging friends – especially blogging friends who live on the west coast in Southern California and who have Meyer lemon trees growing in their […]

SO EASY CHEESE SOUFFLE

Musical pairing – Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival SMITH BITES NOTE: On the musical pairing above, my father-in-law was a big fan of CCR and played quite a bit of it when The Professor was growing up; however, The Professor would sing, ‘don’t go around tonight, well it’s […]

52 Sundays; january 9, 2011

When my friend and fellow blogger Kim of Rustic Garden Bistro sent out a tweet this week asking if anyone wanted Meyer Lemons . . . my immediate response was . . . oh heck yes!! I even offered to send her a check covering the postage but she said my […]

GARLICKY TORTELLINI SOUP WITH KALE

Musical pairing – Perfect To Me by Al Green We’re year-round soup fans here at Smith Bites – chilled soups during the warmer months and hot soups during the winter months.  And with just a few exceptions, we make them from scratch using common pantry and/or ingredients I have tucked […]

52 Sundays; january 2, 2011

The Professor and I took a day during this break to head down to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to visit the Andy Warhol exhibit; to say it was stunning is an understatement.  This massive piece met us in the foyer and while not part of the Warhol exhibit, is […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SMITH BITES!

Musical pairing – Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again) by Gladys Knight & the Pips Here we are at the end of 2010 and at the beginning of a brand new year; remarkable, yes? It has been a crazy, wonderful, challenging yet very rewarding year.  And while it […]

52 Sundays; December 26, 2010

‘Away in a Manger’ . . . the Llamas are back and what struck me about this particular scene may be obvious; every single time we pass our friends at the bottom of the hill, I find myself wanting to break out in song . . . we hope you […]

JOY RISING

We’d like to wish you joy, peace, laughter and much love always – but especially this time of year.  And while the season tends to be so busy for the majority of us, The Professor and I wish you moments of child-like wonder, times of stillness to be present in […]

MOM’S VANILLA FUDGE WITH WALNUTS

I’m not really sure where my mom got this recipe but I remember her making it every Christmas we lived in Walla Walla in the little house on Ankeny Street. I remember the tiny galley kitchen with the light blue painted cabinets, white electric stove and the shiny Waring dutch […]