On the National Front, today is Oyster Day, Underwear Day, Work like a Dog Day and Water Balloon Day (1st Friday in August). With the exception of Oysters, none of those celebrations have anything to do with food. As for oysters – not my cup of tea. Never have been, never will.Continue reading “A Beautiful Friday Night Supper”
Hooray to Fridays. I love Fridays. Hubby taught me to love Fridays. As a girl, Fridays were not loved. Fridays meant fish sticks in the winter, egg salad in the summer. And cat fish when Dad and I went fishing. That’s it.Continue reading “Chili-Blackened Tilapia with Asparagus”
Welcome to Jelly Bean Day and Earth Day and my personal favorite, Fabulous Friday. Originally, today appeared on my meal planner as Fish Friday, but that just didn’t have the appeal I was looking for.Continue reading “Beautiful Tilapia with Garlic Green Beans”
Today is the first Friday of the Lenten Season. Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. It is a time of renewal and rebirth.Continue reading “Florentine Inspirations and the First Friday of Lent”
The countdown has begun. Today is the First Friday of Lent. Catholics across the globe have begun the discipline of Lenten Fridays, fasting, penance and personal sacrifice.Continue reading “Welcome to the First Friday of Lent”
I grew up eating Cornmeal Coated Fried Catfish. It was the only fish I knew that didn’t come from a can such as tuna or salmon. It wasn’t until the Fast-Food Chain, Long John Silver, opened in our neck of the woods when I was in high school that I had even tried battered fish.Continue reading “Beer-Batter Fish with Green Chile Tartar Sauce”
Today is Holy Monday. It is the second day of Easter Week, which began on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marked Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Historical documents tell us that as early as the fourth century, the Church celebrated what was called “The Great Week”.Continue reading “Holy Monday Tilapia with Tomato-Caper Salsa”
You learn something new every day. I was about to tell you that this is the 5th Friday of Lent, but I would have been wrong. Sure, it’s the 5th Friday after Ash Wednesday, but apparently when counting Lenten Fridays, that first one doesn’t count because it is not preceded by a Sunday of Lent. Do you have a headache now? So confusing.
Today is National Tartar Sauce Day and the first Friday of the Lenten Season – how convenient. Let’s face it, you don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate a good Tartar Sauce, right?
Can we talk fish for a moment? Tilapia sure have been getting a bad reputation for a while now. These fish are generally farm-raised, cheap to bring to market and best of all don’t have that strong “fishy” taste that generally turns people off. Cheap and tasty – that’s what makes Tilapia so popular. Yet we hear warnings. So are Tilapia bad for us?
The question of the day – just what is Moroccan Food and why should we be eating it? Okay, so that’s two questions. Even so, it all comes down to one answer summed up in a single word – delicious!
Surprise, it’s me again. I know it’s not the norm for me to share three recipes in one day. However; I realized that my Lenten Offering for Holy Thursday has actually been shared twice. The first time I shared the Tilapia recipe was back in March, as part of diabetic awareness and alert day. As a diabetic, these health issues are important to me personally.
Today is Holy Thursday, the 38th Day of Lent. Catholic Tradition tells us that today Christ dined with his disciplines in an upper room for their Passover Meal. It was to be their last night together. This was a solemn night.
Didn’t I tell you Italy has some of the best Lenten Dishing going? I love Piccata. I first fell in love with Veal Piccata, then perfected my own take on Chicken Piccata. At Christmas, one of our favorites is Dover Sole Piccata. I’ve even made my Pork Piccata the star of a six course Italian Supper.
In 1986, The American Diabetes Association designated the fourth Tuesday in March as American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It is a “wake-up call” to the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, to encourage all to take the diabetes risk test and to learn about their family’s history with diabetes. At The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Website you can take a quick risk test, learn how to lower your risk and even share information with friends and family. Who knows, maybe the life you impact will be your own.