Branching Out

Getting ready to roast a branch of Brussels sprouts but basting first with a glaze of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, fig preserves, garlic, cracked salt & pepper. Going into a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Beef Barley for the Heart

I was going to visit my cousin who had recently had multiple bypass surgery and I planned to bring him some home made soup.

Me: I’m bringing you some homemade chicken soup.
My cousin: I can make that myself! You’re the best cook I know. Make it beef barley.

I had never made beef barley soup before but I must say it came out pretty good!