Chicken With Sicilian Inspired Pistachio Herb Sauce

chicken with Sicilian inspired pistachio herb sauce

Perk up sautéed chicken by topping it with a Sicilian inspired savory pistachio herb sauce. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, the olive oil based sauce, similar to pesto or salsa verde, also makes a delicious, healthy topping for fish or grilled summer vegetables. Italy is well known for its flavor packed, fresh […]

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Zellenberg Hilltop Vineyards, Alsace, France

along the route du vin Alsace France

After eleven years of blogging, one photograph on Back Road Journal has been commented on more than all others combined. It was taken above Zellenberg, France, a tiny village perched on a hill whose slopes are covered with vineyards, some being the renowned Grand Cru d’Alsace Froehn vineyards. Years back, on a misty day in […]

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Shrimp With Fresh Ranchero Sauce On Charred Corn Polenta

shrimp with fresh ranchero sauce on charred corn polenta

If you are crazy about shrimp and grits, then you are going to love my recipe for shrimp with fresh ranchero sauce on charred corn polenta. Wonderfully creamy polenta with charred corn and pepper jack cheese is topped with sautéed shrimp and a vibrant southwestern inspired fresh tomato ranchero sauce. It seems that shrimp and […]

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Jamaican Red Beans And Rice

Jamaican Red Beans And Rice

Jamaican Red Beans and Rice is a simple to prepare, flavorful side dish that is simmered in creamy coconut milk and fresh aromatics. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and easy on the family budget, it is no wonder that similar versions can be found throughout the Caribbean, Latin American and elsewhere. You will find many versions […]

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Nicole’s Table, A Taste Of Antigua And The Caribbean

View From Nicole's Table, Antigua

Wanting to experience the Caribbean cuisine of Antigua during a cruise port of call, my husband and I joined a small, hands on cooking class called Nichole’s Table. Over four hours, we created a delicious lunch that we later enjoyed on the veranda of the chef’s home overlooking St. John’s Harbor. When traveling, I love […]

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Tuscan Bean Soup With Pasta, Fennel And Sausage

Tuscan bean soup with pasta, fennel and sausage is a fabulous meal that’s perfect for busy weeknight. Enjoyed with crusty bread and perhaps a glass of wine, this quick and budget friendly recipe is reminiscent of a dish you might find in a Tuscan village kitchen. After a hectic day, why not enjoy a comforting, […]

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Welcome Aboard The Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Explorer Dock In Willemstad

Follow me aboard the beautiful Regent Seven Seas Splendor for one of its inaugural season voyages. My husband and I booked this 14 day Caribbean cruise over a year ago, and after Covid restrictions eased, we finally sailed on this small luxury ship. The fabulous crew, food and weather couldn’t have been better. What made this […]

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An Unexpected Diagnosis

I’ve been asked “have you given up writing” as I haven’t shared a post since the new year. I will continue but took a break from the blogging world to take the time to adjust to receiving an unexpected diagnosis. Let me start at the beginning and let you know how I’m doing now. After […]

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Good Health And Prosperity In The New Year

new year

Millions of people around the world eat pork on the first day of the year hoping that it will bring a healthy and prosperous year. After the years 2020 and 2021, I believe we need a large serving of this delicious meat for an abundance of health in the New Year. “Good health and prosperity […]

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Wishing You Peace And Joy This Christmas

silent night

I wish you a joyous Merry Christmas with your family and friends May you have a holiday filled with peace, health and happiness Warmest wishes Karen, Back Road Journal

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