Tonight’s Secret Ingredient Dinner Menu

Appetizer: Grilled Shrimp (as always) Soup: Roasted Butternut Squash with Ginger Sourdough Breadroll Salad: Savoy Cabbage Slaw with Apple Vinaigrette and Mustard Seeds with toasted walnuts Main Entree: Pork Chop with Caramel-Apples, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, and Turnip Gratin Dessert: Pear Gallete with Rapberries and Cardamom (Sent from my BlackBerry)

Secret Ingredients

No shortage of interesting things coming from the good earth here in SW Michigan. Kale, Savoy Cabbage, Turnips, Leeks, Brussel Sprouts, and Asian and European Pears. The bumpy green orb is an Osage Orange-not edible but it looks interesting.  

Winter descends on the Castle in the Country Kingdom

Winter is quietly descending on the Castle Kingdom. There are signs all around, like the Canada Geese overhead in their perfect V formation or, the sandhill cranes grouping together and creating a beautiful ever widening spiral up as they disappear from sight. The pond is very peaceful now with most of the water ducks having…