Chicken vegetable stew

The cold days are behind ¬†us, at least they should be since it is middle of spring but for a few days now it’s been colder than some days in March. At one moment you can’t see a cloud in sight and the sun is up, and then in the next everything changes and the…

Bean and barley stew

As I opened my grandmother’s cook book I could feel the old yellow pages under my fingertips. Trying to recognize the faded out letters, I scribbled down the ingredients. Her recipes were always the same, her handwriting on any piece of paper she could find, just a few words, nothing specific like the recipes were…