I just returned from a lovely weekend in the Appalachian mountains. Mostly I read great books, played games with the family, took cold rainy hikes, and munched munched munched on ridiculously fatty and perfectly delicious foods in the name of building up my winter coat. All in all, it was lovely. And since it is officially the yummiest time of the year, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite winter recipes with you guys.
A friend walked up to me after a church meeting one day and began to gush about this perfectly wonderful soup he was pretty sure I would love. I am happily endowed with the reputation of exploratory cook. People come to me when they have strange or foreign or just plain ol delicious recipes and food stories they want to share.
I was so excited about trying this soup that I pulled myself out of bed with stomach flu and a high fever to prepare it and then fell back down completely exhausted and unable to eat more than three bites. Pitiful, I know. But those three bites were delicious, and since I recovered from illness, I’ve made the soup two more times. NOM.
Upside Down Apple Gingerbread.