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Eggs Benedict

April 2, 2013 By Wendy Monro For fifteen years, I have kept Claud’s hollandaise recipe a mystery. It wasn’t that I didn’t want other people to know how to make it. I didn’t want to know how to make it myself. more »»

Three Bean Stew

March 26, 2013 “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is bor. more »»

Spicy Salmon Tacos

March 19, 2013 Tomorrow is the Vernal Equinox. Equinox is a Latin word meaning equal night. So, it is supposed to be the day when the daytime and the nighttime are the most equal. more »»

Chickpea Salad Cabbage Wrap

March 12, 2013 Daphne decided to go on a plant-based diet. I try to eat this way every day. I do all right during the week but fall short of my goal on the weekends. more »»

Turkey meatloaf with red pepper coulis

March 5, 2013 “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden. more »»

Barley and tomato risotto

February 26, 2013 Last week, I was sidetracked by a special young girl and good friend of the family, Josie, and made macaroons instead of focusing on fiber in our diets for my article. more »»

French almond macaroons

February 19, 2013 By Wendy Monro I started out planning to make a high fiber risotto (using barley instead of arborio rice). more »»

Eggplant & Chicken Parmesan

February 12, 2013 Claud and I have never been much for making a big deal of anniversaries, birthdays, or Valentine’s Day. We never buy each other gifts. For Christmas, we only buy gifts for our childre. more »»

Chilean Sea Bass

February 5, 2013 Did you know that this delicious fish is actually called “Patagonian Toothfish?” That doesn’t sound so appetizing. Lee Lantz in 1977 decided that the name wasn’t suitable for the American fish market. more »»

Teriyaki Green Beans

January 29, 2013 “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” – C.S. Lewis I have two lifelong friends, Peggy and Priscilla. more »»

Celeriac hash browns on a salad with a poached egg

January 22, 2013 There’s nothing like witnessing several months of hard work culminating into one big incredible musical sho. more »»

Roasted shrimp with feta and fennel

January 15, 2013 “The past and future are just thoughts happening in the present. more »»

Restaurant Style Salsa

January 8, 2013 “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli Life is interesting. more »»

Goat Cheese and Leek Tartlet

January 2, 2013 We are getting ready for our annual Miller-Monro New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. My cousin, Julie Miller, arrived yesterday with her three kids and one extra kid and a boyfrien. more »»

Egg white omelet

December 26, 2012 The Heart of New Ulm people have been promoting how to make healthy substitutions. I have been consistently learning how to make better choices in what I put into my body. more »»

Roasted Parsnip Soup

December 18, 2012 “If you aren’t making mistakes then you aren’t doing anything. I am positive that a doer makes mistakes.” —John Wooden OK, so I totally jinxed mysel. more »»

Provencal Chili

December 11, 2012 “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” — Mark Twain I literally typed this quote and then got sidetracked thinking about the Greek Isles. more »»

Pan Bagnat

December 4, 2012 “If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun. more »»

Game Hen with New Potatoes

November 27, 2012 “Only two things in life are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former. more »»


November 20, 2012 Fasten your seat belts…the holidays are drawing near. This is a time of complete joy for some and sometimes sadness and contemplation for others. Maybe it is a time for a little of both. more »»



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