Category: Comfort Food

Can the Grill-Meister Top Last Wednesday’s Sandwich, a Turkey Patty Melt Panini?

Can the Grill-Meister Top Last Wednesday’s Sandwich, a Turkey Patty Melt Panini?

Warming and hearty with deep, rich flavors, the Turkey Patty Melt Panini is perfect for a damp winter evening.

Simple, Classic Deviled Eggs, Because You Know You Want Them

Simple, Classic Deviled Eggs, Because You Know You Want Them

The Glover Gardens recipe for classic deviled eggs, created by Kim of Glover Gardens and niece Joie and tested and approved by The Grill-Meister.

Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy

Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy

We love all kinds of cuisine here at Glover Gardens, from fancy French food to farmers’ market fare and everything in between – as long as it is fab (translated as tasty, made well and served graciously). Add in fun and creativity and it’s a real winner. Slim Goodies Diner in New Orleans is all that – fab food in a fun ambience that’s served with personality.

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A quiet story about coming out of a long, silent austerity into the startlingly lush experience of in-person conversation and a meal with another couple outside of our bubble.

It’s Cold! Here’s a Chicken and Dumplings Go-To Recipe

It’s Cold! Here’s a Chicken and Dumplings Go-To Recipe

I learned to make Chicken and Dumplings from a stellar recipe in Epicurious that was recommended by a colleague. Winter demands comfort food!

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Folks, this restaurant is a jewel. If you go to London, go to Com Viet. Just trust me. You’ll get your happy back.

Coffee Shop Comfort Food During the Holidays

Coffee Shop Comfort Food During the Holidays

Lunch at a retro diner combats Fancy Food Fatigue during the holidays.

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.

Giant Pork Dish and Spaetzle Made with Love by the German Cousins

Giant Pork Dish and Spaetzle Made with Love by the German Cousins

A giant pork chop with homemade spaetzle served on vintage Corelle dishes proves once again that Food is Love.

Good Gumbos are Like Sunsets

Good Gumbos are Like Sunsets

Gumbo is a jazz combo that creates a new song every time you make it. Part 1 of a series.

Cooking Up a Storm, a Cookbook with a Unique NOLA Legacy

Cooking Up a Storm, a Cookbook with a Unique NOLA Legacy

If you love cookbooks, New Orleans, or Cajun-Creole food – or if you just want a good read that pulls you into a magical culinary history – you need this cookbook.

Weetabix, a Haiku for Jason

Weetabix, a Haiku for Jason

A person could love Weetabix in that way you love the familiar, the comforting, the stuff of childhood, the stuff your mother made you eat until you forgot your first reaction to it and it became a welcome part of your everyday life and then later, the fabric of childhood memories and the feeling that all that is right with the world.

Meta-Jambalaya, Over-Garnished?

Meta-Jambalaya, Over-Garnished?

If jambalaya is shrimp, sausage, rice and goodies, and you already have it, why not amp it up by adding more sausage and more shrimp? It would be like meta-jambalaya!

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

This anglophile went back to Geales in London after more than a dozen years and found it had gotten more posh. But the fish and chips were spot on.

Back to Work and Healthy Eating

Back to Work and Healthy Eating

Are you like me? I love the holidays but don’t mind when they’re over…one can only have so much rich food and fun, right? I feel like it would take an austerity program for a few weeks to balance everything out. So our “back to […]

Snow Fallin’ and Bacon Fryin’

Snow Fallin’ and Bacon Fryin’

“Desperate times call for desperate measures,” said the Grill-Meister as he fired up the outdoor burner to cook bacon in 5° weather.

Found Recipe: Garlic Herb Butter French Bread

Found Recipe: Garlic Herb Butter French Bread

A recipe from another blogger that NAILS garlic bread.

Party Recipe: Golden Onion Dip

Party Recipe: Golden Onion Dip

The flavor is reminiscent of the onion dip in the plastic container served alongside potato chips at backyard barbecues, but it also has a jazzy, sophisticated taste and mouth-feel from the fresh yellow onions simmered to golden perfection and a dash of vermouth.

Comptoir Vietnam: A Tiny Treasure in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris

Comptoir Vietnam: A Tiny Treasure in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris

A remarkable and delicious meal at Comptoir Vietnam in Paris provides another wonderful culinary experience to share in the Glover Gardens blog.

A Real Find in Cajun Country: Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant

A Real Find in Cajun Country: Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant

Looking for lunch on a recent trek home from New Orleans, we took the long way along the coast and found a treasure (and I do mean treasure) in the backroads of southern Louisiana. Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant has been serving delicious Cajun food to hungry travelers, locals and hunters since 1976. It was magic: the food, the ambience and especially the people. The Grill-Meister and I were enchanted.


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