Category Archives: Fruits and Jellies

Strawberries Romanoff


This is a quick dessert that can be prepared ahead to add a delightful finish to an elegant meal. Sometimes I’ll slice the strawberries and use this recipe for strawberry shortcake. This came from one of those glossy cards some … Continue reading

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Incredible Peach Melba


RECIPE IDEA You should have seen the peaches at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Beautiful rosy-red to almost-yellow skins, firm to the touch and oh the fragrance! So we bought a box. What to do with this luscious fruit? … Continue reading

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Lois’ Mixed Berries Romanoff


Recipe Idea: We had this dessert for supper tonight. Don made the shortcake and I made the berries. I changed Don’s Strawberries Romanoff from simply strawberries to a mixed berry combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Also, the original recipe … Continue reading

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The Best Blueberry Pie


IDEA The Johnson’s sent out an email in the middle of last week warning that the last of the blueberries were being picked. So we were up early on Saturday and off to the farmer’s market to get 6 pints. … Continue reading

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Strawberries Romanoff


This is a quick dessert that can be prepared ahead to add a delightful finish to an elegant meal. Sometimes I’ll slice the strawberries and use this recipe for strawberry shortcake. This came from one of those glossy cards some … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, Gluten free, My life, Vegetarian

Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

Posted in Accompaniments, Entrees or Main Course, Fruits and Jellies, General Info, Gluten free, Hearty food, Holiday Food, Kid-friendly foods, Lunch, My life, Side Dishes, Supper, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Grain

Scrumptious Banana Bread


The other day I volunteered to take food to a young Harrisonburg Quaker couple who just had a new baby. In addition to bringing a supper meal, I decided to also make banana bread. I had some bananas in my … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Fruit & Nuts Salad


I enjoy finding and making delicious new recipes. Because I often take these new foods to work where we have some employees with wheat allergies and others who are vegetarian, I also try to find recipes that are wheat-free and … Continue reading

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Baked Apples


I work for the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at James Madison University. Yesterday, we welcomed a Jordanian landmine survivor, Kamel Al-Sa’adi, during a special potluck dinner. Kamel is visiting JMU to present a program about surviving his landmine accident tomorrow night … Continue reading

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Pear and Walnut Salad


Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 4 Bosc pears, red are prettiest for this salad 1 cup toasted walnut pieces 3 oz gorgonzola or crumbled feta mixed spring greens or half baby spinach/half baby arugula fresh thyme leaves White Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette 1/4 … Continue reading

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